2023-2024 Catalog

CLSS 225 Ancient Science and Medicine: Greek and Latin Terminology and Scientific Culture

An introduction to how ancient Greek and Roman scientists expressed their ideas. Provides a systematic foundation in the analysis and interpretation of Greek/Latin terminology. Also investigates aspects of the emerging scientific culture and literature (such as Hippocrates' writings) within the context of ancient society, particularly how the competition among disparate value systems shaped the development of medical theory and practice in antiquity. Besides medicine and bioscience, we consider mathematics, politics, and other scientific disciplines. [H, V]