CLCIV 392 - Ancient Medicine in Greece & Rome
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Why did ancient patients seek medical care from exorcists? Why did Hippocrates believe that a woman's uterus could move around her body? Why did ancient kings allow doctors to dissect the bodies of living criminals? These are some of the questions that this course will answer while covering more than two thousand years of medical history. In learning how to analyze works by Hippocrates and other medical writers from Greece, Rome, and the Middle East, students will discover that modern debates about bio-ethics, mental illness, gender and racial biases in healthcare, and the role of 'alternative' therapies have their roots in antiquity.

Course Requirements:

Class participation, Midterm Exam, Final Exam, Final Project, List of Key Terms and Persons

Intended Audience:

Requires no prior knowledge of ancient history or medicine

Class Format:

Two lectures per week and a discussion section

CLCIV 392 - Ancient Medicine in Greece & Rome
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
31054
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10
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
31055
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5
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
31056
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4
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
31057
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1
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9780140444513
Hippocratic writings, Author: edited with an introduction by G.E.R. Lloyd ; translated [from the Greek] by J. Chadwick and W.N. Mann ... [et al.]., Publisher: Penguin [New] ed., 1983
Required
ISBN: 0748620672
Medieval Islamic medicine, Author: Peter E. Pormann and Emilie Savage-Smith, Publisher: Edinburgh Univ. Press 2007
Required
ISBN: 0415520940
Ancient medicine, Author: Nutton, Vivian., Publisher: Routledge 2013
Required
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