A Fragment of Georgia-Byzantine Medical History

Michael S. Shengelia, Ramaz M. Shengelia


This article trows light on the role of Georgia ranging from the ancient Greek cultural to the Byzantine periods. Drawing on similarities between proto-Georgian and proto-Greek culture, the author mentions the strong ethnic linguistic and mythical hands. In particular stress the special place of Georgian medicine in the texts of ancient Greek and Roman historians, geographers and doctors. In a more detailed discussion of historical sources particular attention is paid to the role of prominent Georgian figures in the Byzantine period including their important role in the translation of scientific and philosophic treatises and their active partecipation in the foundation of hospital and quarantine facilities. 


Key words: Georgia - Medical Relationship - Byzantine period

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