Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World
What did being healthy in ancient Rome or Greece look like? How can we tell what wellbeing meant in ancient times? This course will help you investigate the health of people in ancient Greece and Rome, using both literary and archaeological evidence to uncover details of real life in ancient societies.
Explore ancient life through primary evidence
This course is designed to challenge simplistic approaches which apply modern distinctions to the ancient world. Instead you’ll go back to the start and look at the primary evidence on which all modern assumptions are based. You’ll examine different objects closely, learning what each item can tell us about life in ancient times.
Improve your critical and analytical abilities
Through the course you’ll develop some of the skills needed in the study of classics and history including:
- Improving your ability to critically analyse primary sources
- Learning to analyse complex problems based on fragmentary evidence
- Developing your ability to engage with contemporary interpretations and scholarly debates.
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