Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
This paper is an in depth analysis of the Bronze Age interactions between Egypt and Greece and the legacy of physicians and physician gods in the region through an exploration of religion, medicine and linguistic exchange. The Egyptian physician Imhotep bears a striking resemblance to the Greek god Asklepios. It seems this similarity may be a result of Asklepios and his predecessor Paieon actually being based on the story of Imhotep, brought to the Mycenaeans during the Bronze Age.
Vincent, Ryan, "Man, Myth and Medicine: The Exchange of Healing Deities in the Bronze Age Mediterranean" (2023). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 2025.
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