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Sunday: October 2, 2005

Seen In The Periodical Room

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In some classical journal — it may have been Mnemosyne — I recently ran across a review of a title guaranteed to confuse just about every non-classicist and some percentage of classicists, too: The Fragments of the Methodists, Volume I. If I’m not mistaken, these are fragmentary medical texts, and the Methodists are rivals of the Dogmatists and the Empiricists.

I just checked, and the only non-fragmentary Methodist is Soranus, a gynaecologist. With a name like that, he should have been a proctologist.

1 Comment

  1. With my luck, it’s probably pronounced “SOR-ah-nus”.

    Comment by CGHill — Monday: October 3, 2005 @ 3:05 PM UTC

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