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Introduction: Sensing the Ancient Past

Jerry Toner

Jerry Toner is Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK. He is the author of Leisure and Ancient Rome (1995), Popular Culture in Ancient Rome (2009), Homer's Turk: How Classics Shaped Ideas of the East (2013) and Roman Disasters (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Senses in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

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... (see the chapter by Greg Aldrete). The streets of Rome were narrow, noisy, full of refuse, graffiti, animals, and people. People were crammed into small spaces and jerry-built houses. By necessity they spent more time outside in the bustle...

Mental Health Issues

Jerry Toner

Jerry Toner is Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK. He is the author of Leisure and Ancient Rome (1995), Popular Culture in Ancient Rome (2009), Homer's Turk: How Classics Shaped Ideas of the East (2013) and Roman Disasters (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Disability in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

4

... classical period.On mental health in the Roman world, see Toner (2009: 54–91).On mental health in the Roman world, see Toner (2009: 54–91). TerminologyAs is so often the case when approaching Antiquity, basic modern terms are themselves...

Medicine and the Senses

Helen King

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Jerry Toner

Jerry Toner is Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK. He is the author of Leisure and Ancient Rome (1995), Popular Culture in Ancient Rome (2009), Homer's Turk: How Classics Shaped Ideas of the East (2013) and Roman Disasters (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Senses in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

3

... finger during examination to see if it is sweet or salty or variously acrid” (K11.445; Nutton 1993: 11). Listening to the sounds the patient’s body makes and to the patient’s responses, even to the tone of his voice, can all reveal the inner...