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Galen is probably the most voluminous author to survive from antiquity, and the greatest doctor of late antiquity. His writings on medicine are an indispensable source for our knowledge of ancient medical theory and practice. Galen on Food and DIet makes all these texts available in ENglish for the first time, and provides many captivating insights into the ancient understanding of food and health. With clear, elegant translations, supported by a lucid introduction, and helpful notes, this volume is an invaluable resource for classicists, ancient historians and anyone interested in the history of food.