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Rethinking Ancient Pharmacology: the transmission and interpretation of Galen's treatise On simple drugs -22/09/2017, Roma (Italy)



An international workshop at the British School in Rome about the textual transmission and the interpretation of Galen's treatise On Simple Drugs.

Funded by a BA-Leverhulme Small Grant as part of the project Rethinking Ancient Pharmacology: Galen's Treatise On simple drugs (2017-2019).


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 22/09/2017


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: British School at Rome (Rome, Italy)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr. Caroline Petit; Dr. Matteo Martelli & Dr. Lucia Raggetti

INFO: web 





Introduction: Caroline Petit, Matteo Martelli, Lucia Raggetti

Session 1: Translation and Interpretation

Chair: tbc

-Peter N. Singer, ‘Powers of drugs and kinds of change: theoretical considerations in Galen's Simples’

-John M. Wilkins, ‘Flavour and 'humours' in Galen's pharmacology and nutrition’

Discussion Tea/coffee


Session 2: Greek & Latin sources

Chair: Vivian Nutton

-Caroline Petit ‘The Greek manuscripts of Galen’s On simple drugs’

-Stefania Fortuna ‘Niccolò da Reggio and his translation of Galen’s On simple drugs’





Session 3: From Greek to Syriac

Chair: tbc

-Siam Bhayro, ‘Galen’s Simples in Syriac’

-Robert Hawley & Irene Calà, ‘More data on Sergius of Reš ʿAynā’s translation techniques from Books VI-VIII of Galen’s Simples’

-Naima Afif, ‘On Simple Drugs: an in-depth study of the Syriac text of Book Nine’ Discussion



Session 4 : From Greek to Arabic

Chair: tbc

-Matteo Martelli & Lucia Raggetti, ‘Galen Through the Looking-glass and What We Found There: Experiences from a Graeco-Arabic Textual Laboratory’



Vivian Nutton: Conclusions

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