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IATRIKEE KAI MEDICINE ,IASIS KAI MEDOMAI (5)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  19/06/16) The Doctor In Roman Society Apprenticeship and Quackery As a profession, medicine was more highly regarded in Greece than in Rome. Physicians were basically craftsmen, probably enjoying some esteem among their customers, but not being part … Continue reading

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IATRIKEE KAI MEDICINE ,IASIS KAI MEDOMAI (4)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  25/10/15) Etruscan and Roman Medicine Home Remedies, State Religion and Private Practitioners Pliny, in his Natural History, says that the first doctor (medicus) to come to Rome was Arcagathus. He arrived from the Greek Peloponnese in 219 … Continue reading

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IATRIKEE KAI MEDICINE ,IASIS KAI MEDOMAI (3)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  8/12/14) Healer Cults and Sanctuaries Asclepius and Votive Offerings Votive relief from Asklepieion of Piraeus, 4th century BCE. Archaeological Museum, Piraeus, Greece. Hippocratic principles were directly opposed to magic and ritual. However, the continuing success of the … Continue reading

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THERAPISTS – ΘΕΡΑΠΕΥΤΑΙ – ТЕРАПЕФТЕС

Healer Cults and Sanctuaries Relief Plaque from Epidauros, 4th Century BCE In the panel above a temple physician massages a patient’s shoulder while a priestess, serving as a nurse, looks on. Hippocratic principles were directly opposed to magic and ritual. … Continue reading

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