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
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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.
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.
This class does not satisfy the undergraduate Writing II requirement.
This class does not satisfy any College/School diversity requirement.
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