Metaforisku terminu attīstība sengrieķu medicīnas tekstos

Translated title of the contribution: Development of Metaphorical Terms in Ancient Greek Medical Texts

Research output: Types of ThesisDoctoral Thesis


The doctoral thesis “Development of metaphorical terms in Ancient Greek medical texts” explores the role of metaphors in the early stages of the development of medical terminology.
The theoretical part explores theory of metaphors from the antiquity and nowadays, and medical practices of the antiquity. The empirical part is devoted to the metaphorization of terms in the Hippocratic and Galenic collections, and it includes contextual analysis of metaphorical terminology in two treatises, namely “Nature of bones” from the Hippocratic collection and “Elementary course on bones” from the Galenic collection, evaluating the development of metaphorical terms in osteology and angiology.
Key words: metaphor, term, Ancient Greek medicine, the Hippocratic collection, the Galenical collection, development of metaphorical terms, metaphorical term formation
Translated title of the contributionDevelopment of Metaphorical Terms in Ancient Greek Medical Texts
Original languageLatvian
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Rūmniece, Ilze , First/Primary/Lead supervisor, External person
Place of PublicationRīga
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2021

Field of Science*

  • 6.2 Languages and Literature

Publication Type*

  • 4. Doctoral Thesis


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