Health and illness in Ancient Greece

Health and illness in Ancient Greece

Event from 20 Nov 2014 until 31 May 2015

Category: Events

Posted by Greeka on 06 Nov 2014

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The museum of Cycladic Art in Athens is hosting an exhibition entitled Hygieia. Health, Illness, Treatment from Homer to Galen. From 1,200BC to 300AD and from magic to science, the exhibition presents the development of medicine through the ancient world.

Did the ancient Greeks take care of their body and nutrition? How was the issue of public health treated? Did they do operations? What would an athlete do if he got injured? How were opium and other pharmaceutical herbs used? These are actually some very interesting questions that are answered through the 300 ancient displays of the exhibition. These objects were gathered from 41 Greek and European museums, including museums from Cyprus, the UK, France, Italy, the Denmark and more.

The exhibition is divided into three parts: Health, Disease and Cure. It runs from the Homeric period, when the Greeks associated disease with the Gods and the supernatural, and leads to Hippocrates and Galen who sought scientific ways to treat illness. It is inaugurated on November 20th, 2014 and will last until May 31st, 2015.

Where: Neofytou Douka str 4, Kolonaki
Opening hours: Monday- Wednesday- Friday- Saturday 10:00-17:00
Thursday 10:00-20:00
Sunday 10:00-17:00
Tuesday closed

More info at: Cycladic Art Museum

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