Abstract

This article collects and examines all references to doctors in rhetorical exercises used in ancient Greek and Roman schools in the Roman Empire. While doctors are sometimes portrayed positively as philanthropic, expert practitioners of their divinely sanctioned art, they are more often depicted as facing charges for poisoning their patients.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1468-4373
Print ISSN
0022-5045
Pages
pp. 529-550
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-17
Open Access
No
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