n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Roman North Africa in the 4th century AD : its role in the preservation and transmission of medical knowledge
|Article Title||Roman North Africa in the 4th century AD : its role in the preservation and transmission of medical knowledge|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||49 - 63|
North Africa and in particular refounded Carthage experienced a flowering of scientific and medical activity in the late Roman Empire. A great number of medical texts produced in this period in the Roman Empire at large originated in North Africa, which led the French scholar Guy Sabbah to believe in the existence of an 'African School' of doctors and / or medical authors between c. 370 and 450 AD.
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