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1st Edition

Death and Disease in the Ancient City

ISBN 9780415619325
Published January 6, 2011 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

This innovative volume draws on recent research in archaeology, ancient history and the history of medicine to discuss how people in the ancient world understood and dealt with illness and death in the urban environment.


'This is an ambitious and stimulating collection of essays built around a strong central theme. – Rachel Hall Sternberg, The College of Wooster

'For the interplay of religious dread and mundane practical concerns, as well as for issues of prestige and disgrace and other matters of wide concern, there are useful conclusions and insights and a host of well digested and fascinating data.' – Mortality