Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Dr. Orly Lewis

Contact details:

The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Personal Website

email: orly.lewis@mail.huji.ac.il

 

Publications within in the project

Authored Book

  • Praxagoras of Cos on Arteries, Pulse and Pneuma, Leiden: Brill (Studies in Ancient Medicine), 2017, xv + 375 pp.

Volumes Edited

  • The Soul is an Octopus. Ancient Ideas of Life and the Body, ed. Uta Kornmeier, with contributions by Sean Coughlin, Philip van der Eijk, Ricardo Juliao, Uta Kornmeier, Giouli Korobili, Orly Lewis, Thomas Schalke, Chiara Thumiger, and illustrations by Christoph Geiger. Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016, 135 pp.
  • Die Seele ist ein Oktopus. Antike Vorstellungen vom belebten Körper, ed. Uta Kornmeier, mit Beiträgen von Sean Coughlin, Philip van der Eijk, Ricardo Juliao, Uta Kornmeier, Giouli Korobili, Orly Lewis, Thomas Schalke, Chiara Thumiger, und Abbildungen von Christoph Geiger. Berlin: Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, 2017, 140 pp. (German version of previous title)
  • The Concept of Pneuma after Aristotle, edited by Sean Coughlin, David Leith and Orly Lewis, Berlin: Edition Topoi, vol. 61, 2020, 438 pp. [Lewis’ contribution: organising the conference, editing the volume (with Sean Coughlin), writing the Introduction (with David Leith, pp. 7–16) and the chapter ‚What was Pneumatist about the Pneumatist School?’ (pp. 203–236); Lewis’ contribution: writing the chapter ‚Ideas of Pneuma in early Hellenistic medical writers: Diocles, Praxagoras, Herophilus and Erasistratus’ (with David Leith, pp. 93–130].

Papers

  • ‘Archigenes of Apamea’s treatment of mental diseases’, in: C. Thumiger and P.N. Singer (eds.), Mental Illness in Ancient Medicine from Celsus to Paul of Aegina, Leiden: Brill, 2018, pp. 143–175.
  • (together with Chiara Thumiger, Philip van der Eijk), ‘Mental and physical gradualism in Graeco-Roman medicine’, in: G. Keil, R. Hauswald, L. Keuck (eds.), Vagueness in Psychiatry, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, pp. 27–45.
  • ‘The practical application of ancient “pulse-lore” and its influence on the patient-doctor interaction’, in: G. Petridou and C. Thumiger (eds.), Homo patiens. Approaches to the Patient in the Ancient World, Leiden 2015, pp. 345–364
  • ‘Marcellinus’ De pulsibus: a neglected treatise on the ancient “Art of the Pulse”’, Scripta Classica Israelica 34, 2015, pp. 195–214.
  • (together with P. Gregoric), ‘The context of De Spiritu’, Early Science and Medicine 20, 2015, pp. 125–149.
  • (together with P. Gregoric, M. Kuhar), ‘The substance of De spiritu’, Early Science and Medicine, 20, 2015, pp. 101–124.