Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World

Eleanor Betts, The Open University

Understand Greek and Roman approaches to health and well-being

What did being healthy in ancient Rome or Greece look like? How can we tell what well-being meant in ancient times?

This online course will help you investigate these questions, using both literary and archaeological evidence, to uncover details of real life in ancient societies.

We will divide the body up into organs and systems, using each to explore ancient theories on the structure and function of the human body.

We will discover what ancient societies thought about topics that we still wrestle with today – from the relationship between mind and body, to sexuality, ageing and gender.

There are no special requirements for this course, but an interest in the ancient world or classics might be useful.

Dates:
  • 10 June 2019
  • 7 January 2019
  • 11 June 2018
  • 8 January 2018
  • 5 June 2017
  • 6 February 2017
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  • Language: English Gb

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