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Prof Helen King published in The Lancet

Professor of Classical Studies Helen King‘s article Narratives of healing: a new approach to the past?, exploring the connection between life writing from the ancient past and modern narrative medicine, is published in… 155 more words


Prof Helen King on BBC Radio 4′s ‘In Our Time’

Helen King, Professor in Classical Studies, appears as an expert in BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time, presented by Melvyn Bragg, on Thursday 10 October. 198 more words

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– Saul Bellow

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The man wheezed like helium being let out of a balloon, limping down the road. He was ready to be done with his stupid life. Having to smile at people he didn’t remember, laughing at jokes he had heard a million times. 629 more words

Some things aren’t meant for you. You must find what is right for yourself, and do it, not because you are told to or because it is “better” but because that is what you know to be right.

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Classics Confidential: Jo Brown and Helen King on Hippocrates Electric

The official description:

Hippocrates is traditionally seen as the ‘Father of Medicine’. But scholars now doubt whether any of the treatises in the so-called Hippocratic Corpus are in fact by this historical figure.

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Ancient Medicine