Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

International Medieval Congress 2016 – Special Strand: “Food, Feast & and Famine”

The conference takes place from 4-7 July 2016 at the University of Leeds. There will be also a panel for “Food and Health in Early Byzantine and Rabbinic Sources on July, 5 from 11.15-12.45. Works about regimen – proper nutrition, care of the body, and physical exercise – form a distinct genre in the corpus of Greek medical writings from as early as the 5th century BCE. The tradition is appropriated and re-organised in the early Byzantine medical encyclopaedias and spread throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Research suggests that most of the Mediterranean Jews espoused and adapted Graeco-Roman socio-cultural values and practices. This panel aims to examine the transfer, appropriation, and/or transformation of Greek medical theories or practices by comparing early Byzantine and rabbinic writings.

Panel Participants are:

Caroline Musgrove (University of Cambridge) – “Telling Women What to Eat: Instruction and Agency in Oribasius’ Medical Collections”

Christine F. Salazar (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin) –Paul of Aegina on the Properties of Fruit and Vegetables: Tradition and Creativity”

Lennart Lehmhaus, (FU Berlin, SFB 980) – “The Dynamics of Diet and Regimen: Talmudic Appropriation and Domestication of a Genre?

For the conference’s full programme click here.

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