Quand le sabot du cheval pronostique son caractère

Anne-Marie Doyen, Marie-Thérèse Cam (Collaborator), François Vallat (Collaborator)

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    In a letter, Apsyrtos gives a detailed list of the qualities and defects of the hoof, according to colour, shape, height and dimensions, the volume of the frog and the coronet, the combinations of different criteria that lead to a good- natured or bad-tempered horse. The influence of physiognomy, – which has been inseparable from medicine since Hippocrates – is obvious, and knowledge of temperament – which can be traced as far back as Aristotle –, deduced from the physical features, and codified, was transposed to hippiatry.
    Original languageFrench
    Title of host publicationPas de pied, pas de cheval !
    Subtitle of host publicationActes de la journée d'étude du 7 mai 2010, Université de Brest EA 1161, Centre François Viète (CFV), 2013
    PublisherLes Etudes Classiques
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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