Title

Review of S. P. Mattern, Galen and the Rhetoric of Healing

Document Type

Book Review

Department

History (CMC)

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

What does rhetoric have to do with healing? According to Plato (Gorgias 456b–c), nothing at all: rhetoric is the absence of healing. The study under review, however, cogently argues that rhetoric is the key to understanding healing narratives from the ancient world

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