Spartan doctors and medical science in Sparta

Microsoft Teams online event
Thursday 4th March 2021 (17:00-18:00)
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Colour photograph of a green leafy bush with bright purple flowers.

Vitex agnus-castus

Spartan doctors and medical science in Sparta 

Dr Giannis Tsoulogiannis

Join leading experts for a discussion about Sparta and medical practice.

The talk is about the practice and development of medicine in Sparta with a focus on the work of Spartan medical practitioners in Rome, namely Archagathos (c. 219 BC) and Claudius Agathinos (1st c. AD). It argues for the presence of a strong medical tradition in ancient Sparta which has unfortunately been largely overlooked due to the conception of an often misleading austere and isolated society. 

All are very welcome. Free to attend. 



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(Event image is of the medicinal plant Vitex agnus-castus (λυγαριά; Monk's pepper), associated with the cult of  Asclepius Agnitas in ancient Sparta.)

Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies

University of Nottingham
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