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Feb. 9th Lecture

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA232H1
Professor
Victoria Wohl
Semester
Winter

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CLA 232 - Feb. 9th Lecture Hippocrates - ethanographer, manual for travelling doctors, a kind of parallel to herodotus in the way that he studies the different cultures of communites shift from objective scientific descriptions to subjective judgements of their culture, ethnic difference is considered a type of ailment, non-religious causes to diseases and epidemics, cultural borrowing, greek traditions having their basis in barbarian culture, medical explanation for what makes barabarians different from greek, trying to quantify a difference that cannot be quantified, perfect climate of persia makes them soft, tries to align his cultural prejudices and his scientific observations, since the persians are fighting
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