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The Chemical Muse: Drug Use and the Roots of Western Civilization

By: Hillman, D.C.A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275973

ISBN: 0312352492

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2008 Hard Cover. 243, [3] pp. 8vo. The Chemical Muse uncovers decades of misdirection and obfuscation to reveal the history of widespread drug use in Ancient Rome and Greece. In the city-states that gave birth to Western civilization, drugs were an everyday element of a free society. Often they were not just available, but vitally necessary for use in medicine, religious ceremonies, and war campaigns. Their proponents and users existed in all classes, from the common soldier to the emperor himself. Citing examples in myths, medicine, and literature, D. C. A. Hillman shows how dr... View more info