The Doctors return with an examination of Gladiators (for real!). In this episode, Drs. R. and G. consider the history of gladiatorial combat, the transformation of gladiator fighting from private to public, as well as the way in which gladiators became connected with the principate. In a complicated position as both a vehicle for symbolism […]

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In this exciting episode, the Doctors dive into the topic of sex (both gender and the activity of physical engagement), ancient ideas relating to health, and consider the issue of purity in certain contexts. A consideration of menstruation is central to understanding how women’s health was conceptualised by the Greek and Roman medical writers, while […]

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