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Conceptions of Contagion in Ancient Literature
The “seeds of disease” theory that emerged in Europe during the Renaissance period was not an entirely novel concept at the time. Humans were aware of the contagious properties of certain afflictions long before it was ...
A Rome Away From Rome: Isidorus Hispalensis and Roman Astronomical Traditions in Medieval Spain
In the past the works of Isidorus Hispalensis have been regarded as nothing more than a rehashing of the works of earlier ecclesiastical authors, with no direct reference to Roman sources. He has been called at best a ...