Towards a Galen in English
The works of Galen of Pergamum (129–216 CE), ‘the Prince of Physicians’, constitute one of the most impressive monuments of Classical medicine. Galen’s works were of enormous influence on the subsequent history of medicine and science, both in the West and in the East, and in Arabic medicine; and Galen’s authority remained powerful until well into the 17th century. Yet, more recently, Galen’s works have also found strong resonance beyond the domain of medical history.
Yet Galen’s works are difficult to access. Many are available only in old editions that do not meet current standards of classical scholarship. The project Towards a Galen in English aims to address this need. The purpose of the project is to provide a co-ordinated series of scholarly English translations of works of Galen in a uniform format consisting of introduction, translation, explicative notes, glossaries and indices.