HIEU201Lecture11

HIEU201Lecture11 - HIEU 201 September 19, 2008 Hellenistic...

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HIEU 201 September 19, 2008 Hellenistic Culture: Medicine, Religion, Philosophy, Judaism 1. Medicine a. Humoral Theory: Hippocratic Corpus, one person or a group of people assigned one identity i. The ancient doctrine of the Four Humors, as illustrated in this mediecal manuscript, stated that there were four basic human temperaments ii. last b. c. Alexandrian Medicine i. Herophilos of Chalcedon (fl. circa 280 BCE) – made a carefully dissection of the brain, associated the study of pulse with music to develop a theory ii. His student Erasistratos of Iulis (fl. 250 BCE) – described the brain in even more detail and determined that brain was the source of nerves d. 2. a. 3. Mystery Cults a. Most had to do with fertility gods b. All tied to the annual turn of the seasoning to ensure fertility
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