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Ancient Greece Health and Disease

Ancient Greece Health and Disease

by Richard Dargie, Adam Hook, Compass Point Books Staff
     
 
During the Ancient Greek era, doctors gained advanced knowledge of the human body. They learned how organs worked, how to identify diseases, and methods to improve treatments for people who were ill. Discover how these new scientific ideas about health and disease began to replace the traditional belief of gods as healers. This series explores the world of Ancient

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During the Ancient Greek era, doctors gained advanced knowledge of the human body. They learned how organs worked, how to identify diseases, and methods to improve treatments for people who were ill. Discover how these new scientific ideas about health and disease began to replace the traditional belief of gods as healers. This series explores the world of Ancient Greece through the works of playwrights, philosophers, and historians of the time. These works offer a fascinating window into another era. Each page features a quotation that explains a unique aspect of life in Ancient Greece.

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Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
From the series "Changing Times: Ancient Greece," this title is filled with information about Ancient Greece and the beliefs the people living in the Greek city-states from its illustrious beginning, around 2000 B.C. to 150 B.C., when the Roman Empire took control of Greece, had about diseases, illnesses, and the treatments of these and other health problems. This information is substantiated with quotations from the writings of Greek philosophers and scientists, such as, Plato, Celsus, Hippocrates, Theophrastus, and Thucydides, as well as with pictures of Greek art and illustrations depicting Greek life in ancient times. From the introduction, which discusses the early idea the Greeks had that the gods controlled the health of people, to scientific investigation and discovery by doctors and scientists, to the development of the science of medicine, the reader will learn about the importance of the human body and health in ancient Greek life. To make this book more usable in the classroom, a table of contents, time line, glossary, bibliography for further reading, and an index are included. This book provides excellent resources and information to support a unit for the study of Ancient Greece as well health. Reviewer: Naomi Williamson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756520878
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Families Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG1020L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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