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Publications

AUTHORED BOOKS
In print
A History of the Mind and Mental Health in Classical Greek Medical Thought. Cambridge University Press (2017). 505 pp.

Hidden Paths. Notions of Self, Tragic Characterization and Euripides’ Bacchae (BICS Suppl. 99, London 2007). 266 pp.

(CO-)EDITED BOOKS
In print
Mental Illness in Ancient Medicine. From Celsus to Caelius Aurelianus (co-edited with P. Singer). Brill, Leiden (2018).

Homo Patiens. Approaches to the Patient in the Ancient World (co-edited with G. Petridou). Brill, Leiden (2015). 518 pp.

Eros in Ancient Greece (co-edited, with C. Carey, N. Lowe, and E. Sanders). Oxford University Press (2013). 349 pp.

Under submission

  • Ancient Holisms. Contexts, Forms and Heritage (ed.). Cambridge University Press.

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS
In print

• ‘A most acute, disgusting and indecent disease’: Satyriasis in ancient medicine’. In Mental Illness in Ancient Medicine. From Celsus to Caelius Aurelianus (co-edited with P. Singer). Brill, Leiden (2018).

‘Stomachikon, Hydrophobia and eating disorders: volition and taste in late-antique medical discussions’. In Mental Illness in Ancient Medicine. From Celsus to Caelius Aurelianus (co-edited with P. Singer). Brill, Leiden (2018).

• ‘Introduction’. In Mental Illness in Ancient Medicine. From Celsus to Paul of Aegina (co-authored with P. Singer). Brill, Leiden (2018).

• ‘The professional audiences of the Hippocratic Epidemics. Patient cases, in ancient scientific communication’. In The Greek Medical Text and its Audience: Perception, Transmission, Reception, ed. by P. Bouras-Vallianatos and S. Xenophontos. Tauris (2017).
• ‘The view of madness in the Ancient Greek and Roman tradition’. In G. Eghigian (ed.) The Routledge History of Madness (2017). London: Routledge. 10,000 words

• ‘The tragic prosopon and the Hippocratic facies: face and individuality in Classical Greece’. Maia. Rivista di Letterature Classiche 3.3 (2016).

• ‘Mental disability? Galen on mental health’. In C. Laes (ed.) Disabilities in Antiquity. London: Routledge (2016). 8,000 words.

• ‘Fear, Hope and the definition of Hippocratic Medicine’. In W.V. Harris (ed.) Popular Medicine in the Graeco-Roman World: New Approaches. (Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition 42) (Leiden: Brill, 2016). 9,500 words.

• 'Grief and Cheerfulness in early Greek medical writings'. In Bosman, P.R. (ed.) 2016. Ancient Routes to Happiness. Acta Classica Supplement 7. Pretoria: Classical Association of South Africa, 95-116.

• (with Ph. van der Eijk and Orly Lewis), ‘Gradualism and mental health in ancient medicine’. In G. Keil, and L. Keuck and R. Hauswald (eds.) Gradualist Approaches to Mental Health and Disease. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2016). 7,500 words

• ‘Patient function and physician function in the Epidemics cases’. In G. Petridou and C. Thumiger (eds.) Homo Patiens. Approaches to the patient in the ancient world. Leiden: Brill (2015) 107-137.
• ‘Introduction.’ With G. Petridou, in G. Petridou and C. Thumiger (eds.) Homo Patiens. Approaches to the patient in the ancient world. Leiden: Brill (2015) 1-22.
• ‘Animals in tragedy’. In G. Campbell (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Animals. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2014) 84-98.
• ‘Metamorphosis: human into animal’. In G. Campbell (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Animals. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2014) 384-413.
• ‘Mental insanity in the Hippocratic texts: a pragmatic perspective’. Mnemosyne (2014) 1-24.
• ‘Vision and knowledge in Greek drama’. In D. Cairns, N. Rabinowitz, S. Blundell (eds.) Vision and Viewing in Ancient Greece (Special Issue of Helios, 40, 2013, 223-46).
• Entries ‘Ancient and modern views on character and personality’, ‘Madness’, ‘Concept of Mind’, ‘Animals and animal imagery’, ‘Vision and knowledge’, ‘Bacchae’. In H. Roisman (ed.) Blackwell Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy. Oxford: Blackwell (2013) 206-12; 785-7; 849-51; 112-4; 1466-7; 353-9.
• ‘Hallucination, Drunkenness and Mirrors: Ancient Reception of Modern Drama’. In A. Bakogianni (ed.), Dialogues with the Past 1: Classical Reception Theory and Practice. BICS Supplement 126-1. London (2013) 39-60.
• ‘The early Greek medical vocabulary of insanity’. In W.V. Harris, (ed.) Mental Disorders in the Classical World. Leiden: Brill (2013) 61-95.
• ‘Mad Eros and eroticized Madness in Tragedy’. In E. Sanders, C. Thumiger et al. (eds.) Eros in Ancient Greece. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013) 27-40.
• ‘Introduction’. In E. Sanders, C. Thumiger et al. (eds.) Eros in Ancient Greece. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013) 1-8.
• ‘Metatheatre in modern and ancient fiction’. Materiali e Discussioni per l’Analisi dei Testi Classici 63 (2009) 9-58.
• ‘Epidemia tra le Baccanti di Euripide, Tucidide e il Corpus Hippocraticum’. Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica 7(2) 2009, 176-200.
• ‘anagkês zeugmat’ empeptôkamen: Greek Tragedy between Human and Animal’. Leeds International Classics Seminar (2008).
• ‘Personal Pronouns as Identity Terms in Ancient Greek: The Surviving Tragedies and Euripides’ Bacchae’. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, 104 (2008).
• ‘Visione e identità nelle Baccanti di Euripide’. ACME II (2007) 3-30.
• ‘Animal World, Animal Representation, and the “Hunting-Model”: Between Literal and Figurative in Euripides’ Bacchae’. Phoenix 60.3-4 (2006) 191-210.


In press
• ‚The Hippocratic Patient‘. In P. Pormann (ed.) Cambridge Companion to Hippocrates. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2018). 8,000 words.

• Chapter on ‘Animals’. In L. Totelin (ed.) The Berg/Bloomsbury Cultural History of Medicine. Volume on Antiquity. London: Bloomsbury (2018). 11,000 words.

• ‘A History of the Mind and Mental Health in Classical Greek Medical Thought. A Resume’. History of Psychiatry (forthcoming).

• ‘Liebe als Krankheit’. In N. Reggiani and F. Bertonazzi (ed.) Parlare la Medicina: fra lingue e culture, nello spazio e nel tempo. Atti del Convegno Internazionale (Parma, 5-7 Settembre (2016). Firenze: Le Monnier, 2018. Collana "STUSMA - Studi sul Mondo Antico".

• ‘Animality, Illness and Dehumanisation: The Phenomenology of Illness In Sophocles’ Philoctetes’. In G.M. Chesi and F. Spiegel (eds.) Undoing the Human: Classical Literature and the Post-Human. Bloomsbury.

• ‘Ancient therapies of the word’. In White, R., Xenophontos, S., et al. (eds.) Other Psychotherapies. Special issue of the journal Transcultural Psychiatry.


In preparation (invited, under contract)
• (With L. Graumann) ‘Children And The Art Of Medical Storytelling: Contemporary Practice And Hippocratic Case-Taking Compared’. In Cases and Anecdotes, ed. by M. Asper et al. (forthcoming)

• ‘Aretaeus’ Stomachikon: a parodistic vein in a nosological description’

• ‘The transmission of information in ancient medical beliefs: the case of phrenitis’. In C. Meyns (ed.) Information and the History of Philosophy. Routledge.


BOOK REVIEWS

• H. Bartos, Philosophy and Dietetics in the Hippocratic On Regimen: A delicate Balance of Health. Leiden (2015). Isis

• I. Israelowich, Patients and Healers in the High Roman Empire. Baltimore (2015). Ancient History Bullettin (forthcoming).
• V. Zajko, E.O'Gorman (eds.), Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self. Oxford (2013). CW (forthcoming).
• M. Ahonen, Mental Disorders in Ancient Philosophy. Berlin (2014). CW (forthcoming).
• Laes, C, Goodey, C.F., Lynn Rose, M. Disabilities in Roman Antiquity. Disparate Bodies a Capite ad Calcem. Amsterdam (2013). CR 62.2 (2014) 527-9.
• Oberhelman, S.M. (ed.). Dreams, Healing, and Medicine in Greece: from Antiquity to the Present. Ashgate (2013). BMCR. 2013.11.33.
• Holmes, B. The Symptom and the Subject. CW (2013) 291-2.
• Colleen Chaston, Tragic props and Cognitive Function. Aspects of the function of Images in Thinking. CR 61 (2011) 375-7.
• Buxton, R. Forms of Astonishment. Oxford (2009). CR (2011) 23-6.
• Luigi Battezzato, Linguistica e Retorica della Tragedia Greca. Rome (2008). CR 60,01 (2010), 13-15.
• Barbara Goward, Telling Tragedy. Journal of Hellenic Studies 125 (2005) 163-4.