THE (UN)HEALTHY POOR: WEALTH, POVERTY, MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE IN THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD

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Title THE (UN)HEALTHY POOR: WEALTH, POVERTY, MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE IN THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD
 
Creator Bonati, I
 
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Description This article explores the connection between the theme ofwealth/poverty and medicine in Greco-Roman Antiquity. Specialattention is devoted to the changes implied by the transition towardsChristianity. The Church has played a fundamental role in thecreation of an organized system to assist the sick and needy throughthe establishment of ‘hospitals’. The socio-cultural impact of thistopic promotes an interdisciplinary approach based on literary,papyrological and archaeological evidence. In particular, Greekpapyri from Egypt provide original information on structures formedical care, philanthropic programs and charitable institutions inthe cities and villages of the Egyptian chora.
 
Publisher Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies
 
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Date 2020-04-14
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://akroterion.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1004
10.7445/64-0-1004
 
Source Akroterion; Vol 64 (2019)
2079-2883
0303-1896
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://akroterion.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1004/1027
 
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