Jump to content
UNRV Ancient Roman Empire Forums

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'drug use in antiquity'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Auditorium
    • Renuntiatio et Consilium Comitiorum
  • Historia Romanorum
    • Imperium Romanorum
    • Templum Romae - Temple of Rome
    • Gloria Exercitus - 'Glory of the Army'
    • Romana Humanitas
    • Colosseum
    • Archaeological News: Rome
    • Academia
  • World History, Cultures and Archaeology
    • Historia in Universum
    • Archaeological News: The World
    • Archaeology
    • Vacatio
  • Et Cetera
    • Hora Postilla Thermae
    • Trajan's Market

Categories

  • Main
  • Academia
  • Book Review
  • Culture
  • Decline of Empire
  • Early Empire
  • Economy
  • Emperors
  • Empire
  • Fall Republic
  • Five Good Emperors
  • Glossary
  • Government
  • Hotels
  • Military
  • Museum
  • Provinces
  • Roman Events
  • Roman Republic
  • Tacitus
  • Travel
  • Interview

Blogs

  • Blah-ger
  • WotWotius's Blog
  • Lost_Warrior's Blog
  • The Rostra
  • Moonlapse's Private Blog
  • Conation of Spurius
  • Lacertus' Blog
  • Hamilcar Barca's Blog
  • Vitalstatistix
  • The musings of a UNRV admin
  • Court of the Emperor
  • Phalangist Propoganda
  • Viggen's Blog
  • longbow's Blog
  • Silentium est aureum
  • Zeke's Blog
  • Onasander's Blog
  • Favonius Cornelius' Blog
  • Tobias' Blog
  • Ekballo Suus
  • The Triclinium
  • Judicii Sexti Roscii.
  • M. Porcius Cato's Blog
  • Rostrum Clodii
  • Killing Time at College
  • Cotidiana Res Meo Vitae
  • Honorius' Blog
  • Nephele's Gothic Anagrams
  • Diurnal Journal - On Occasion
  • The Language of Love
  • caldrail's Blog
  • Court of Antiochus
  • Casa di Livia
  • Northern Neil's guide to a level playing field
  • anima vagula blandula
  • Flavian Ampitheater of the Written Word
  • Divi Filius' Blog
  • GPM's blog
  • miguel's blog
  • VTC's Blog
  • G-Manicus' Blog
  • Klingan's Blog
  • cornelius_sulla's Blog
  • Ancient Writings
  • Aurelia's Insula
  • Centurion-Macro's Legionary barracks
  • dianamt54's Blog
  • Ghost Writer
  • GhostOfClayton's Blog
  • Viggen's Blog
  • The Contrarian
  • WotWotius' Blog
  • sonic's Blog
  • Medusa's Blog
  • Virgil61's Blog

Calendars

  • Calendar of Hisorical Roman Events
  • Events (UK and Europe)
  • Events (The Americas)

Categories

  • Free Classic Works in PDF
  • Historic Novels
  • Scientific Papers
  • Ancient Warfare Magazin

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Location


Interests

Found 1 result

  1. There is a great article in July's BBC History Revealed by Philip Matyszak: "Happy Plants and Laughing Weeds: The hidden history of drug use in antiquity." As usual, Maty has written a well researched and entertaining article on the use and abuse of drugs in the ancient world. The article is chock-full of insights and captivating anecdotes about this little-discussed aspect of the ancient world. "Opium could be purchased as small tablets in specialized stalls in most Roman marketplaces. In the city of Rome itself, Galen recommends a retailer just off the Via Sacra near the Forum." "Galen describes how hemp was used in social gatherings as an aid to 'joy and laughter.'" "There were no traces of food remnants, as is usually the case in ancient kitchens; analysis of the containers found there leaves little doubt that this room was used solely for the preparation of psychotropic pharmaceuticals. In other words, the ancient world had large-scale drug factories 3,000 years ago." This was a great article that I enjoyed thoroughly. I do have two regrets, however. First, I wish I had access to this insightful article a few years back. I had given a lecture on the practice of medicine in the ancient world and this informative article would have been a great resource. Second, delightful articles like this force me to continue my subscription to BBC History Revealed magazine. (I have come to loathe the BBC.) Recommend highly! guy also known as gaius
×