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Certificate of Achievement
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This course investigated ways to understand the health of people in ancient Greece and Rome, addressing contemporary questions to both literary and archaeological evidence in order to recover details of real life in ancient societies. It was designed to challenge simplistic approaches that apply modern distinctions to the ancient world. Instead, learners looked at the primary evidence on which all modern assumptions are based and examined different objects closely.
6 weeks, 3 hours per week
The Open University
- Develop confidence in exploring the variety of fields that constitute classical studies.
- Explore and become familiar with open-access resources for classical studies.
- Develop the ability to critically analyse primary sources.
- Apply and gain skills in analysing complex problems based on fragmentary evidence.
- Engage with contemporary interpretations and scholarly debates.
- What is health? Ancient and modern perspectives on health and disease
- Medicine, religion and magic
- Using online resources
- Vision: theories of sight, approaches to eye disease, including drugs and surgery
- Body modifications
- Diet and digestion
- Human waste: using evidence from toilets and sewers
- Conception and birth: theories and practices
- Ideal bodies and disabled bodies
- The health of the army: recruiting and treating soldiers
Issued on 13th June 2020
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