My review of the British Museum’s – Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art which explores daily life, gender, sexuality, athleticism, heroism, and the social and political ideologies the Greeks espoused through their views on the human form.
Surgery in ancient times Rebeka Stevenson University of Calgary: The Proceedings of the 16th Annual History of Medicine Days, March 30th and 31st…
If muscularity is then a uniquely Western focus, how did this emphasis arise? The prominence of fantastically muscular figures in Western art suggests that muscularity was seen as essential to human identity.
Capri, which will explore the interrelationship between culture and empire, between Tiberius’ intellectual passions (including astrology, gastronomy, medicine, mythology, and literature) and his role as princeps.
The explicit purpose of Galen’s anatomical dissections was to map the world of knowledge normally hidden within the body and then, by showing how form followed function, to reveal the perfection of Nature’s design. This essay, however, does not focus on the scientific and teleological dimensions of his anatomical enterprise, but aims instead to explore its performance dimension.