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Health and wellbeing in the ancient world
Health and wellbeing in the ancient world

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Further reading

Horse love pills: In this blog post from the site The Recipes Project, Laurence Totelin discusses remedies used in veterinary medicine to encourage horses to breed.
Pliny: Mares impregnated by the wind: The full translated chapter from Pliny’s The Natural History
Plutarch’s advice to the bride and groom: Loeb’s translation of Plutarch’s essay Coniugalia Praecepta.
Donald Macleod, ‘Ancient Greeks balls it up’, The Guardian, 17 March 2005: In this article Macleod discusses soms research in testicles in ancient Greece.
Caroline Lawrence, ‘Historical detectives and social networking’: On positions for birth in the ancient world.
Representations of the foetus in the womb: Here you can find out more about Figure 5.
Galen, On Prognosis, 8: a full English translation of Galen’s On Prognosis.
Jennifer Evans, ‘What about fathers?’: Evidence from nineteenth-century Ulster.
Laurence Totelin, ‘Playing the bear’: In this blog post Laurence describes an attempted visit to the temple of Artemis at Brauron.
Hysteria in virgins: You can read the whole of the ancient Greek text in translation.