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What happened if you fell sick in ancient Greece? What healthcare options were available to an enslaved person, for example, or a woman experiencing complications during childbirth? This lecture explores these questions and others, illuminating the complex landscape of healing in the fifth and fourth centuries BCE.

Jessica Lamont is an assistant professor of classics and history at Yale University. She completed her PhD in classics in 2016 at The Johns Hopkins University. Her research and teaching interests revolve around Greek medicine and magic, especially healing cults and curse tablets.

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