By Brigitte Maire
Latin scientific texts transmit clinical theories and practices that originated as a rule in Greece. This interplay came about via juxtaposition, assimilation and transformation of principles. 'Greek' and 'Roman' in Latin clinical Texts reviews the ways that this cultural interplay encouraged the improvement of the scientific career and the expansion of information of human and animal our bodies, and particularly the way it supplied the rules for recommendations within the parts of anatomy, pathology and pharmacology, from the earliest Latin scientific texts until eventually good into the medieval international.
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Since Juba was married to Cleopatra Selene, the daughter of Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra, Cleopatra Selene may have been able to bring individuals passing through Alexandria to the court of Juba; cf. Marasco (1998b: 279). This is also implied in Ferriès (2007:16). 32 See Michler (1993: 760–764). 33 Roller (2003: 179). 34 Hünemörder (2004). 35 Roller (2003: 178). See the article by Antoine Pietrobelli in this volume. 36 Gal. De comp. med. sec. loc. ): this remark suggests a work that strongly resembles the ancient equivalent of a scientific publication.
In the abundance of eulogies and decrees of honour, how can we explore the visibility of physicians at court, the privileged among the privileged? It is often difficult to discern the strategies which permitted these court physicians to distinguish themselves from others and to become even more well-known. Futhermore, upon closer examination it is also clear that there is a difference between studying channels for the preservation of memories about individual physicians and identifying the means which physicians themselves were able to employ for achieving fame in posterity.
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