By Barbara Bock
Delivering a finished exam of the qualities and components of authority historical Babylonians attributed to their therapeutic goddess, this ebook attracts on quite a lot of Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform resources, together with god lists, literary compositions, lexical lists, prognostic texts, incantations, and prescriptions. Analysing using chosen metaphors linked to the goddess, a brand new viewpoint is out there at the reason behind ailment in addition to the inducement for specific remedies. targeted chapters care for the cuneiform instruction manual on diagnosis and analysis of illnesses, scientific incantations attractive to the therapeutic goddess, and the medicinal crops attributed to her. For the 1st time a physique of proof for using easy medicinal drugs is introduced jointly, elaborating on particular plant profiles. the result's a quantity that demanding situations many long-held assumptions in regards to the really expert cuneiform scientific literature and takes a clean glance at the nature of historical Babylonian therapeutic.