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Classical Studies
Classical Studies 2900
Beate Gundert

DiseasenososReligious medicineMagicTraumaticMedical ProfessionViews of the bodyHomerfrom 800700 BC Iliad and the OdysseyThe Greeks wanted to find out why the Gods were angry to placate the Gods and lift the diseasemust find a specialist which knows the way of the God Object Intrusion Must give the daughter back without getting anything for it and we must sacrificebesides this Agamemnon purified themselves and cast something into the sea to sacrifice Washing themselves had a religious and medical reasonwanted to wash themselves of the disease and sacrifice After this the priest is satisfied he prays to Apollo and the God takes away the diseaseWhat we have here is a thorough explanation of religious medicinetransgression law of aristocratic society man speaks to God and the God has to be placated by certain things Religious medicinethere is will involved People might have suffered from malaria typhoid fever malnutrition and degeneration of bones War injuriessoldiers who fight and they are described in great detail These descriptions are very accurate Views of the BodyWhen
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