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Cl148syll_SQ08 - Classics 148 Early Greek Medicine and...

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Classics 148 Early Greek Medicine and Thought Spring 08; TR 11-12:20, Dodd 78 David Blank: blank@ucla.edu , x68562; Dodd 260; Office Hours: M 2-3, R 2-4 This course examines early Greek medicine in its intellectual and cultural context. It is concerned with such cultural constructs as: health, disease, the physician, man, woman, cause, and difference. The major texts we read are from the collection of 'Hippocratic' texts, which were thought in antiquity to be close to the practice and theories of the great physician of fifth century Greece. We look at these texts from many points of view, viewing them in relation to medical practice, competition for students and patients, intellectual display, the development of 'scientific methods', ethnography, and the theories found in Presocratic Greek philosophy. Thucydides' description of the plague in Athens will also be discussed. Further, we discuss the cult of Asclepius and the role of 'temple medicine' as an alternative to the Hippocratic physician. Objectives:
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This note was uploaded on 06/29/2008 for the course CLASSIC 148 taught by Professor Blank during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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Cl148syll_SQ08 - Classics 148 Early Greek Medicine and...

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