Medicine and Health in Antiquity|
Fall 2013 not offered
HIST 282, SISP 225|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
What does the Hippocratic Oath reveal about the ethics of ancient medical practitioners? What were the tensions between religious and "rational" models of disease and healing in Greece and Rome? How was the body of the female patient interpreted by the male physician? We will address these questions and others in this course as we we trace the development, organization, and influence of ancient medical thought and practice. Texts from classical Greece, Hellenistic Alexandria, imperial Rome, and medieval Islam will be considered.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)(CLAS)(ENVS)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
Betz, H.D. THE GREEK MAGICAL PAPYRI IN TRANSLATION.
Edelstein, E. and Edelstein, L. ASCLEPIUS: A COLLECTION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE TESTIMONIES.
Lloyd, G.E.R., trans. THE HIPPOCRATIC WRITINGS.
Singer, P.N., trans. GALEN: SELECTED WORKS.
Temkin, O., trans. SORANUS' GYNECOLOGY.
Additional readings will be made available on Blackboard or in a coursepack.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Several 1-page reading response papers, two papers with revisions, take-home final examination
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Participation in class discussion is a crucial component of the course.