20 Empedokles on the life of the cosmos

20 Empedokles on the life of the cosmos - Empedokles on the...

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Empedokles on the life of the cosmos Empedokles of Akragas o In the transitional periods of cycles, there is a kind of evolution of life forms in each case. Asklepios (religious and mythical) (before Trojan War) He could supposedly bring people back to life o Had sanctuaries and was worshipped as a hero o If people slept in his sanctuaries, it was thought that they would have a dream and be visited by a god and be healed In the Odyssey, there is medical treatment of O’s scar from the was from herbal remedies. In the Illiad, there are 2 physicians, Machaon and Podaleirios, son of Asklepios and Petrokalaus, Achilleus’ friend. They would all upon Apollo and try to get bleeding to stop because that’s all they could do. Traditional medicine is usually done by caling upon the gods, herbal remedies, and binding up the wound. This lasted till the end of antiquity. o Pindar even speaks of this in his poetry- songs, drugs and cutting in a few instances. Now to
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 121 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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