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    Galen and the Arabic Reception of Plato's Timaeus.Aileen R. Das - 2020 - Cambridge University Press.
    This first full-length study of the Arabic reception of Plato's Timaeus considers the role of Galen of Pergamum in shaping medieval perceptions of the text as transgressing disciplinary norms. It argues that Galen appealed to the entangled cosmological scheme of the dialogue, where different relations connect the body, soul, and cosmos, to expand the boundaries of medicine in his pursuit for epistemic authority – the right to define and explain natural reality. Aileen Das situates Galen's work on disciplinary boundaries in (...)
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  2. Paul Kraus, Richard Walzer, and Galen's Com. Tim.Aileen R. Das - 2021 - Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 31 (2):225-256.
    A key work for the study of pre-modern Platonism, Galen's “Synopsis of Plato's Timaeus” is served solely by an “imperfect” 1951 edition that presents for the first time the surviving Arabic text and translates it into Latin. The editors of the “Plato Arabus” series of the Corpus Platonicum, to which the edition belongs, blamed its flaws on the untimely death of Paul Kraus, who prepared the edition with another Jewish refugee Richard Walzer around WWII. My analysis of archival sources will (...)
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    Probable New Fragments and a Testimonium From Galen's Commentary on Plato's Timaevs.Aileen R. Das - 2019 - Classical Quarterly 69 (1):384-401.
    As his writings tend to prioritize the incorporeal over the corporeal, Plato seems an unlikely authority on medicine. He does not appear to have engaged in any systematic investigation of the body through direct examination of animal anatomy, like his pupil Aristotle. Notwithstanding Plato's apparent lack of interest in anatomical research, modern scholars view his dialogues as valuable witnesses for earlier and contemporary theories about the body. Famously, the Phaedrus mentions Hippocrates’ holistic approach to studying the body. Out of all (...)
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    Maximianus Medicus: Greek Medical Theory and the Greek Girl’s Gravior Morbus.Aileen R. Das & Ian Fielding - 2016 - Philologus: Zeitschrift für Antike Literatur Und Ihre Rezeption 160 (1):151-162.
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    A Textual Note on Paul of Aegina, Pragmateia 6.88.Aileen R. Das - 2014 - Classical Quarterly 64 (2):868-870.
    Paul of Aegina's Pragmateiais the only extant Greek medical text from antiquity that discusses the extraction of arrows and small missiles. In his book on surgery, Paul details how to extract arrows according to their properties and the parts of the body which they have wounded. He prefaces his instructions by describing how arrows differ in their material, figure, size, number, mode, and power. Paul's account of arrow varieties appears to reflect the environment of his medical practice, seventh-century Alexandria, for (...)
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