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Anatomy
(1,960 words)

[German version]

A. Egypt and ancient Orient

Anatomy in the sense of a systematically gained body of knowledge on the basis of dissections appears to have been a Greek invention. We do know that Babylonian (and later also Etruscan) hepatoscopy entailed the removal of an animal liver, but aside from the relatively differ…

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Nutton, Vivian (London), “Anatomy”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 01 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e120280>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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