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090073 SE Healing Art and Healing Cult in Ancient Greece (2016S)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Topics for presentions/papers will be assigned in the first session. Absence in the first session automatically leads to deregistration.

Monday 07.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 14.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 04.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 11.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 18.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 25.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 02.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 09.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 23.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 30.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 06.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 13.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 20.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 27.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

"Death is Forbidden to Enter in Asklepieion as Respect to the Gods", stated the sacred law at the entrance to the Asklepieon of Pergamon, one of the most important healing centers of the anicent world. These few lines clearly demonstrate that the function of ancient sanatoria is not comparable to modern hospitals.

The scope of this seminar is to give an overview of the central aspects of ancient healing art and thus to gain a better understanding of ancient conceptions of health and illness. Presentation (and paper) topics may include: case studies of healing cults (e.g. Asclepieia of Epidauros, Corinth, Cos, Pergamon), analyses of single find categories (e.g. votives, medical instruments, toilet articles), and cophrehensive subjects (e.g. Doctors and priests, notions of hygiene, gynaecology and reproduction, disabilities and insanity).

Different topics require different theoretical and methodological approaches. The crucial methods are: Functional analysis of sites and finds; iconography and iconology; critical reading of epigraphic and literary sources; contextualization against the background of social and medical history.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation; oral presentation with handout (approx. 45 min); paper on the same topic (approx. 15p; for BA-theses 30p.)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Each assignment will be evaluated individually and MUST be passed. Final grade: Oral presentation 40%, paper 40%, participation 20%.
Students can miss two sessions; student who miss three session will receive an extra assignment; students cannot pass the course with four or more missing sessions.

Examination topics

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Reading list

P. A. Baker, The Archaeology of Medicine in the Greco-Roman World (Cambridge 2013)
W. Burkert, Griechische Religion der archaischen und klassischen Epoche (Stuttgart 2011)
H. King (Hrsg.), Health in Antiquity (London 2005)
A. Krug, Heilkunst und Heilkult. Medizin in der Antike (München 1993)
E. Künzl, Medizin in der Antike. Aus einer Welt ohne Narkose und Aspirin (Stuttgart 2002)
T. Lehmann (Hrsg.), Wunderheilungen in der Antike, Ausstellungskatalog Berlin (Oberhausen 2007)
K. H. Leven, Antike Medizin. Ein Lexikon (München 2005)
J. Riethmüller, Asklepios. Heiligtümer und Kulte (Heidelberg 2005)
N. C. Stampolides, Hygieia. Health, Illness, Treatment from Homer to Galen (Athen 2014)

Association in the course directory

Anrechenbar für: Griechische Arch., Bilder//
im BA (PM Bilder, APM gr, Gr. Vertiefung, BM),
im MA (PM Gr-Röm, SM A, SM B)

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