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Health and wellbeing in the ancient world
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Further reading

Why does the art of ancient Greece still shape our world? If you are in the UK, you could watch Treasures of Ancient Greece, BBC Four, ‘Capturing beauty’
Pompeii: portents of disaster: This article discusses the signs of impending disaster at Pompeii and asks why no one picked up on them.
Written in bone: looking for Londoners: This video from the Museum of Londoners explains how they undertook the first multidisciplinary study of the inhabitants of a Roman city anywhere in the Empire.
The geniuses who invented prosthetic limbs: This article examines inventors who pushed forward the development of prosthetic technology.
Emma-Jayne Graham, ‘Votive efficacy’: In this article, Emma-Jayne Graham asks whether ancient anatomical votives really worked.
Owen Jarus, ‘Fighting champ was recruiter for ancient Roman army’: This article discusses the novel method that the ancient Roman city of Oinoanda used to recruit soldiers.
Medicina Antiqua: The Medicina Antiqua Essays are short, authoritative, up-to-date treatments of specific topics in Greco-Roman medicine and medical thought.
Alison E. Cooley and M.G.L. Cooley (2014) Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook, 2nd edn, London, Routledge: This book allows readers to form a rich and diverse picture of urban life in the Bay of Naples.
Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski and Frederick G. Meyer (eds) (2002) The Natural History of Pompeii, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: This book explores the natural history of Pompeii by bringing together the work of many scientific experts to give a thorough picture of the flora, fauna and landscapes of the ancient sites.