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Why You Wouldn't Survive Life In Ancient Greece

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Compared to other ancient civilizations, life was simpler back in Greece, right? Wrong! While we'd like to imagine it as a cultured and sophisticated society, there’s absolutely no way you’d survive life in ancient Greece for long. Here's why. Feeling unwell? Prior to the 5th century BCE, the human body was basically left to the mercy of the gods. Patients often participated in a healing ritual called temple sleep, or incubation. It's exactly what it sounds like patients would literally just go to sleep in a temple. And then, in the morning, they'd tell a priest about their dreams from...
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