Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis


Classical Studies

Reader 1

Richard McKirahan

Reader 2

David Kawalko Roselli

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The thesis examines two of the most prominent forms of Ancient Greek medicine, rational and temple. These two forms put themselves in direct competition with each other and often tried to differentiate their form from the other. On the other hand the public often conflated these two types viewing them as one entity instead of two. The perception of Ancient Greeks was that the two forms were actually very similar and the temple practitioners and rational physicians were in many ways interchangeable.

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