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Spring 2018

Classics (CLASSIC)
CLASSIC 144 - Topical Studies in Ancient Culture: Food and Medicine in Antiquity

Lecture: Lec 1

Class ID: 148525200

Class Website: https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/18S-CLASSIC144-1

Day(s)

Time in Pacific Time

Location

Open: 36 of 60 Left

0 of 10 Taken

3:30pm-4:45pm

Public Affairs Building Room 1323

4.0

Touwaide, A.

Final Exam Information

Date

Day

Time

Location(s)

None listed

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Enrollment Information

Grade Type

Individual Studies

Level

Letter Grade or Passed/ Not Passed

Class: None

No

N/A

Upper Division

Course Requisites

Class Name

Minimum Grade

D-

Yes

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D-

Yes

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D-

Yes

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D-

Yes

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D-

Yes

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Course Description

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: one course from 10, 20, 30, 40W, or 41W. Investigation of one problem in ancient culture that involves discussion of both Greek and Roman material. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

Class Description

Examination of issues such as what Greeks and Romans ate; what substances they used as medicines; whether food and medicine overlapped; whether their diet was well-balanced and prevented disease; and whether their pharmacy was efficacious. Introduction to study of ancient nutrition and therapy, which provided basis for way of living and treating disease now identified as traditional and investigated for renewed applications. Study aims to approach food and therapeutic history in transdisciplinary way as source for both historical investigations and medico-therapeutic research. Based on ancient texts (primary sources) in English translation, previous analyses (secondary literature), and cutting-edge analytical methods (including DNA identification of food and remedies remains), exploration of different components of nutrition and therapeutics in antiquity, including environmental and epidemiological factors, symbolic and theoretical discourses, experiments, and taboos.

General Education (GE)

This class does not satisfy any GE requirements.

Writing II

This class does not satisfy the undergraduate Writing II requirement.

Diversity

This class does not satisfy any College/School diversity requirement.

Class Notes

None

Department

Classics

Library Reserve

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Materials Use Fee

0.00