n Akroterion - Aspects of multiculturalism in the Mulomedicina of Vegetius

Volume 45, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1896
  • E-ISSN: 2079-2883
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Extracted from text ... ASPECTS OF MULTICULTURALISM IN THE MULOMEDICINA OF VEGETIUS * M R Mezzabotta? (University of Cape Town) Thanks to the theme for this conference (i.e. Multiculturalism in Antiquity) I have been prompted to look at the Mulomedicina of Vegetius from an angle that has not yet been explored. Like other Latin medical and veterinary treatises this work synthesises Greek theories for Roman use. But the kind of opposition to Greek medical ideas that Cato had voiced in the second century BC 1 and that Pliny had echoed 200 years later 2 is no longer an issue in this late text. The domestic medicine of the early Romans, based on incantations and ..

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