It’s flu season! Are you feeling under the weather? Definitely don’t do what this quiz tells you to. But if you’re curious about how a doctor in ancient Greece would treat your symptoms, go no further
Ancient Greek medicine was a complex practice perceived as something between myth and reality, as an expression of a magical divinatory, and an empirical technical practice.
Named after the bishop of Carthage whose writings supply some of the most vivid testimony about the event, the Plague of Cyprian is attested in circum-Mediterranean populations from AD 249 until 270.
Forget the Vandals – the fall of the Roman Empire can be explained by biology, according to a new book.
Find out if medicine from the ancient world would be just what the doctor ordered!
I selected the treatises The Nature of Women, Diseases of Young Girls, and Diseases of Women, to examine how physicians would theoretically treat women with a wide variety of diseases. I
Roman Doctors: From Charlatans to Wonder-Workers By Joshua Yankell Senior Honors Theses, Brandeis University (2014) Introduction: This thesis explores the course of Roman…
The article examines the understandings of, and responses to, reproductive failure in the classical Greek world.
Something we all need to know the answer to. Back in the day, rubbing a live chicken against your skin was meant to heal the Bubonic Plague…