Ubiquitous mulomedici: the social, economic, and agronomic significance of the veterinarian to the Roman world.

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dc.contributor.author Brill, Lindsey Nicole Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-13T17:05:33Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-08T12:22:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-12-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3717
dc.description.abstract Animals were integral to the ancient world. Quadrupeds, particularly the horse, were vital to the Roman world for the military, the circus, and the cursus publicus. Livestock, especially oxen and sheep, were deeply ingrained in this agrarian culture both as a work animal and as a food source. Due to the nature of their duties, these animals suffered injuries and illnesses. In order to combat these ailments, the Romans employed animal doctors known as mulomedici, veterinarii, or ἱππιατροί. Until recently, scholarship for the Roman veterinarian has focused on philology and medicine. The veterinarian, however, is a part of Roman society and thus requires study within context. The veterinary treatises – Hippiatrica, the works of Vegetius and Pelagonius, and the Mulomedicina Chironis – and archaeological evidence attest to the animal doctor as a profession and further indicate that the veterinarian was socially, economically, and agriculturally significant to the Roman world. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ancient veterinary Medicine en_US
dc.subject History of Veterinary Medicine en_US
dc.subject Roman veterinarians en_US
dc.subject Hippiatrica en_US
dc.subject Apsyrtus en_US
dc.subject Vegetius en_US
dc.subject Pelagonius en_US
dc.subject Animal husbandry en_US
dc.title Ubiquitous mulomedici: the social, economic, and agronomic significance of the veterinarian to the Roman world. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Kron, John Geoffrey
dc.degree.department Dept. of Greek and Roman Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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