In this video Helen King, Professor of Classical Studies at the OU, talks to Documentally about ancient medicine and why Gladiator is one of her favourite films.
And here, in Classics Confidential, Professor King talks about the fascinating ancient story of Agnodike ‘the Flashing Midwife’, and its uses by medical practitioners in later eras.
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- Helen is a contributor to the Wonders and Marvels blog, a place for specialists and non-specialists to revel in the stories of the past.
- More about Professor King
- Classical Studies - courses and qualifications
- Classical Studies - taster materials