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Medicine and Health in Antiquity
CCIV 225
Spring 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 282

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.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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