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liver followed by pig's paunch is prescribed : we are not astonished that on this occasion ` the fever did not entirely leave me'). Prominent are 'paradoxical remedies', which if surprising are psychologically sound : they captivated the patient by their strangeness, and, while stimulating his faith, struck at the roots of his disease by taking him out of himself. The following passages throw light on these, on diet, and on other aspects of the ` cure ':

PARADOX plays a very large part in the cures of Asclepius : for instance one patient drinks chalk, another hemlock, a third strips and bathes in cold water, when you would suppose that he needed hot baths. In this way too the god has honoured me, curing catarrhs and chills by sea and river bathing, remedying hopeless prostration by long walks, telling me to deliver speeches and write when I could not breathe.

This was about the time when I was abstaining from all animal food except chicken, and from all vegetables except wild herbs and lettuce and from all sweets. Now the god prescribed that I should rely entirely on one food, and I ate chicken, though loath to accept even this. I passed this period sometimes employing abstinence from baths, bleeding, and purges, sometimes leading an ordinary life. For six years I went without any fish, and Icannot say how long I abstained from pork. Afterwards by permission of the god I took both. He forbade me caviare absolutely, saying that it was not good for the head and still less for the teeth. He gave me remedies for the latter. First I was to burn a lion's tooth, crush it and apply it as an ointment, and next I was to wash out the mouth with asafoetida-the famous unguent-then pepper (he added, 'For warmth') ; then spikenard-this too as a lotion. I was forbidden beef in the following way. I thought Zosimus got an oracle saying that he would live 'as long as the cow in the field lives'. I said to him, 'Do you know what the oracle means ? It tells you to abstain from beef.' And I am told that Zosimus,

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