Review of S. P. Mattern, Galen and the Rhetoric of Healing
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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Cooper, G.M. (2010). Review of S. P. Mattern, Galen and the Rhetoric of Healing. (Baltimore: 2008). The Classical Review 60, no. 2: 400-402.