Medicine and Health in Antiquity|
What does the Hippocratic Oath reveal about the ethics of ancient medical practitioners? Did religious and natural models of disease and healing comfortably coexist in Greece and Rome? How was the female body interpreted by male medical writers? In this course, students will investigate ancient approaches to illness and health, focusing on the writings of authors such as Homer, Hesiod, the Hippocratic writers, Herophilus, Dioscorides, Pliny, Celsus, Soranus, Rufus, and Galen. Moving from archaic and classical Greece to Hellenistic Alexandria to imperial Rome and, finally, to the medieval West and Middle East, we will trace the development, organization, and influence of ancient medical thought and practice.
CCIV 225 will require students to write five or six short (1 page) reading responses, and to write a longer final paper based on the readings in the course.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Betz, Hans Dieter. THE GREEK MAGICAL PAPYRI IN TRANSLATION.
Edelstein, E., Edelstein, L. and Ferngren, J. ASCLEPIUS: A COLLECTION AND
INTERPRETATION OF THE TESTIMONIES.
Lloyd, G.E.R., trans. THE HIPPOCRATIC WRITINGS.
Temkin, Owsei. SORANUS' GYNECOLOGY.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Participation in class discussion, reading response papers, midterm examination, take-home final examination.
|Instructor(s): Caldwell,Lauren Elizabeth Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: DWNY113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 7||FR: 7|
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