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Topics include the effects of disease and medicine on people at different levels of Roman society, the role of the physician in the Roman army, contraception, drugs, surgery, and magic. Jackson (curator, Department of Pre-historic and Romano-British antiquities, British Museum) adds evidence from excavations, sculptures, reliefs, vases, and wall-paintings to the testimony of ancient medical authors. Fascinating and chilling. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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Book Description British Museum Press, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110714113905