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BabMed Seminar 2: J. Cale Johnson and Alessandro Stavru, Physiognomic omens

27.10.2015 | 18:00 c.t. - 20:00

A presentation within

BabMed Seminar 2

Greek and Babylonian Medicine – A Comparative View
Winter Semester 2015/2016

Tuesday, 6-8 pm, Bibliothek TOPOI-Haus, Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin

Convened by Markham J. Geller/Principal Investigator BabMed

The study of Babylonian medicine has often suffered from an overreliance on the localization of illnesses in particular body parts, but new work on Babylonian therapeutics suggests that Mesopotamian physicians were concerned with the conditions and circumstances in which illness and misfortune might affect a patient. Physiognomy and ekphrasis represent two different ways of describing these conditional factors and also call for a much more thorough engagement with Graeco-Roman sources.

The BabMed Seminar 2 is being organised in cooperation with TOPOI excellence cluster Berlin Dahlem.

Zeit & Ort

27.10.2015 | 18:00 c.t. - 20:00

Bibliothek TOPOI-Haus, Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin