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Galen  

Susan Mattern

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
Galen was part of the urban, Hellenic, leisured class and culture that produced the Second Sophistic. In the regimen he prescribes for a healthy way of life, and in his stories about his ... More

Magic and Healing  

Giuseppe Veltri

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article summarizes major research questions and scholarship on magic and science. It begins with a section on studies of magical tradition in past and present scholarship and some ... More

The Predictive Sciences: Measuring and Forecasting Weather Conditions  

Daryn Lehoux

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Oct 2015
This article examines the science and folklore of Greek and Roman methods of weather prediction, dividing techniques into astrometeorological practices (those that looked at the motions of ... More

Science  

Paul T. Keyser

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
It is most peculiar that there should be any such thing as Roman science, if by ancient science we mean the sort of thing Greeks did. The genius of Greek science is precisely its weak ... More

Technologies of Knowledge: Pharmacology, Botany, and Medical Recipes  

Laurence M.V. Totelin

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May 2016
This article presents an overview of the main questions in the history of Greek and Roman pharmacology and botany. It presents the actors in the transmission of pharmacological and ... More

Theorization, Measurement, and Standardization of Calendrical Time  

Robert Hannah

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Nov 2015
This article initially considers the sociology of time in general. It presents a framework of four aspects of time—time frame, timing, temporality, and tempo—derived from the work of ... More

Treating the Sick and Wounded  

Christine F. Salazar

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter discusses the wounds caused by warfare. Treating those who had been wounded in combat was a way of acquiring medical knowledge and of developing new surgical techniques. The ... More

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