Hippocratic Machines with Dr Maria Gerolemou

Hippocratic Machines with Dr Maria Gerolemou

A Department of Classics and Ancient History seminar
Date28 April 2021

https://Universityofexeter.zoom.us/j/95215165501?pwd=R0tkalZvT1c0SUNkUGlQYXJpQVRhQT09Meeting ID: 952 1516 5501 Password: 074614

Whereas there are certain studies on medical tools in antiquity, none of them deals with what is called in scholarship medical machine. In this talk, I offer first a brief overview of the Hippocratic notion of mêchanê by presenting three different types of machines a. natural machines; b. simple machines; c. complicated machines. Second, I discuss three examples of complicated Hippocratic machines (the Hippocratic board, ladder and the bench) and suggest ways of approaching them.

_Classics_seminar_Poster_210428_Maria_Gerolemou.pdf (315K)

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