Medicine in Ancient Greece & Rome|
This course will examine Greek and Roman medical theories (450 BCE--300 CE), as well as other aspects of health and healing in antiquity, including the patient-practitioner relationship, epidemic and endemic diseases, and unhealthful urban living conditions. Alongside the evidence for the development of "rational" medicine, we will consider non-rational approaches, including magical healing spells, native folk remedies, polytheistic healing rituals, and early Christian beliefs.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
G.E.R. Lloyd, HIPPOCRATIC WRITINGS
Soranus, GYNECOLOGY; Galen, ON PROGNOSIS
Pliny the Elder, NATURAL HISTORY
H. Betz, THE GREEK MAGICAL PAPYRI IN TRANSLATION, VOL. 1.
Please note that some readings will be provided on Moodle and/or in a course pack.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four papers will be assigned during the semester. Three of these papers will allow for drafts and revisions before a final grade is given. Students may be asked to provide feedback on peers' papers as part of a writing workshop in class. Participation in class discussion is essential and is evaluated as part of the final course grade.
|Instructor(s): Caldwell,Lauren Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: DWNY100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|
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