Het Koekiemonster | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 54 Number 4
  • ISSN: 0165-8204
  • E-ISSN: 2667-1573



Besides a philosophical physician, Galen was also a master narrator. The way in which he manages to build towards a big reveal is unprecedented. In order to illustrate his skill, and to demonstrate the suitability of Galen’s work – the Greek as well as its content – for secondary education, the editors of this special have decided to print an example of his narrative prowess. Chapter 7 of the treatise (already mentioned by both Nutton and Van der Eijk) is an entertaining, easy-to-read story, and a great example of Galen’s skill. Both Greek edited text and English translation are by Vivian Nutton, and have been taken from his edition of the text in the series.


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