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Lecture 2 Notes - Celsus

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Classical Studies
Classical Studies 2900
Beate Gundert

History of Medicine According to CelsusAulus Cornelius Celsus Note all the of the names end in us masculine ending for males in Latin or might also be a Greek author that got a Latin ending Cornelius is the family nameGreeks usually have only one name1st century ADtime that Rome stretched over Italy and the Mediterranean and Greek culture was dominant at this timeCelsus wrote about Agriculture Military scienceMedicine which were based on Greek writingsGreeks were more theoretically oriented Celsus took Greek sources and gave them a Latin formAt the time of Celsus medicine was divided into three parts Treatment by surgery medication lifestylePassage 1 The first sentence is from a previous work on agriculture and talks about the art of agriculture and the art of medicineArt in the first sentence is a translation from techne meaning art or skillMedicine is a skill or trade which has an end goal like other skills or trades ex woodworking The goal of medicine is ones health This art was always presenteven amongst uncivilized nations
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