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New publication: Caroline Petit, Galien de Pergame ou la rhétorique de la Providence

Out in September 2018: Caroline Petit’s book, Galien de Pergame ou la rhétorique de la Providence: Médecine, littérature et pouvoir à Rome is the first comprehensive study of the role of rhetoric in Galen’s œuvre. Physician to several Roman emperors and author of the most impressive body of works in antiquity up to AD 350, Galen created a compelling figure of authority through his medical and philosophical works. The book analyses the range of Galen’s rhetorical mastery through five chapters, studying in turn Galen and the Hellenic tradition, Galen’s demonstrative and refutative tactics, the role of enargeia in Galen’s descriptions and narratives, his ‘hymn’ to Nature in his main anatomical work, De usu partium, and finally autobiography and self-portrait in his œuvre.

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Funding Opportunities for Masters Courses in Classics

Classics Department Fee Awards: Deadline Friday 10th March 2017. Home/EU fees awards for Research and Taught Masters courses.

Warwick University Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme: Deadline Thursday 30th March 2016, 4pm. £5000 awards to eligible Home/EU students from under-represented groups.

 Government Loan Scheme. Loans of up to £10,000 for Taught or Research Masters Courses.

 

 

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