Rome and greece supported infanticide attitudes esp. a ected by religion and medical practices: a shift to care. Egyptians greatly valued their children religion and medicine were used to cure a variety of maladies priests encouraged spiritual healing (amulets, incantations) medicine was becoming popular in later years, infanticide became widespread. Greek children were considered property of the commonwealth, not the parents e. g. spartan infanticide practices esp. if the child had any signs of a disability. Greek medicine made advances towards treatment (cf. torture) Hippocrates championed human treatment most physicians were concerned with physical problems. Romans considered a child as property of the parents, not the government many children with cids were spared to assist in menial and manual labour as rome grew, infanticide became more common until the arrival of christianity. The middle ages time of religion, superstition, and fear plagues and wars a ected life span. Avicenna (physician) drew heavily from hippocrates and proposed treatments for cids.