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The Gladiator's Tears: Epiphora From Ancient Rome


Galassi, Francesco M; Habicht, Michael E; Killgrove, Kristina; De Carolis, Stefano; Polidoro, Massimo; Haeusler, Martin (2019). The Gladiator's Tears: Epiphora From Ancient Rome. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 30(7):1938-1940.

Abstract

This article examines the clinical presentation of epiphora in Ancient Rome through the historico-medical analysis of the literary evidence provided by the verses by the poet Juvenal in his Satire VI. A gladiator's ophthalmological problem is interpreted as epiphora caused by traumatic injuries to the craniofacial region, compatible with those described in the palaeopathological literature. This analysis also focuses on the history of epiphora in antiquity and its treatment.

Abstract

This article examines the clinical presentation of epiphora in Ancient Rome through the historico-medical analysis of the literary evidence provided by the verses by the poet Juvenal in his Satire VI. A gladiator's ophthalmological problem is interpreted as epiphora caused by traumatic injuries to the craniofacial region, compatible with those described in the palaeopathological literature. This analysis also focuses on the history of epiphora in antiquity and its treatment.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Evolutionary Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Surgery
Health Sciences > Otorhinolaryngology
Language:English
Date:October 2019
Deposited On:15 Nov 2019 14:55
Last Modified:31 Oct 2020 01:00
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:1049-2275
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000005902
PubMed ID:31503114

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