Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

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Journey back in time to meet noted Roman medical writer Aulus Cornelius Celsus and naturalist Pliny the Elder as they debate the merits of Greek and Roman medicine! In this episode, listeners can learn about bone-saws, cataract operations, enemas, strange recipes for poultices, and the merits of a good bleeding, all done without the benefit of anesthesia!

Written by Holt Parker; featuring Holt Parker (Pliny), Christian Cloke (Celsus), and Kathleen Kidder (herself); produced by Christian Cloke and Emily Egan; featuring Vivaldi's Gloria; recording and editing by R. Aaron Allen Productions.