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Statue of Asklepios
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Statue of Asklepios

Statue of Asclepius, the Greek God of medicine, holding the symbolic Rod of Asclepius with its coiled serpent. The Glypotek, Copenhagen.
Hygieia, Palazzo Altemps
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Hygieia, Palazzo Altemps

A Pentelic marble bust of Hygieia, the Greek and Roman goddess of medicine and healing. 2nd century CE. (Palazzo Altemps, Rome)
Doctors, Diseases and Deities: Epidemic Crises and Medicine in Ancient Rome
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Doctors, Diseases and Deities: Epidemic Crises and Medicine in Ancient Rome

In this lecture presented at The Explorers Club in New York, BAS Director of Educational Programs Sarah Yeomans examines a recently excavated, as-yet unpublished archaeological site that has substantially contributed to our understanding...
Magic and Medicine: The casebooks of history's most notorious astrologer doctors
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Magic and Medicine: The casebooks of history's most notorious astrologer doctors

A ten-year project to study and digitise some 80,000 cases recorded by two famous astrological physicians has opened a wormhole into the everyday worries and desires of people who lived 400 years ago.
Roman Science
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Roman Science

The Romans assimilated earlier Greek science for their own purposes, evaluating and then accepting or rejecting that which was most useful, much as they did in other fields such as warfare, art, and theatre. This assimilation of Greek thought...
Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Roman
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Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Roman

An artist's depiction of a bedridden man in the ancient Mediterranean. From the game Old World.
Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Woman
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Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Woman

An artist's depiction of an ailing queen in the ancient Mediterranean, likely Greece or Macedon. From the game Old World.
Hygieia, Vatican Museums
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Hygieia, Vatican Museums

A Roman statue of unknown date depicting Hygieia, the goddess of Health. Believed to be a copy of a 2nd century BCE original. (Vatican Museums, Rome).
Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Greek Prince
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Artist's Depiction of an Ailing Greek Prince

An artist's depiction of a bedridden young prince in the ancient Mediterranean, likely Greece or Macedon. From the game Old World.
Ancient Greek Inventions
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Ancient Greek Inventions

The ancient Greeks are often credited with building the foundations upon which all western cultures are built, and this impressive accolade stems from their innovative contributions to a wide range of human activities, from sports to medicine...
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