Cranial trauma was one of the most frequent pathological events in Ancient Greece, occurring mainly during athletic games or on the battlefield. In his epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, Homer described 41 injuries of the head, face, and cervical spine.1 Here, we report one of the most famous cranial injuries due to an unusual accident: the head trauma that allegedly killed Aeschylus.

Perciaccante A., Lippi D., Coralli A., Charlier P., Appenzeller O., Galassi F.M., et al. (2020). Aeschylus' Legendary Head Trauma: Reflections on Pseudopathology and the Origins of Mythology. THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, 31(1), 30-31 [10.1097/SCS.0000000000006211].

Aeschylus' Legendary Head Trauma: Reflections on Pseudopathology and the Origins of Mythology

Varotto E.
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2020-01-01

Abstract

Cranial trauma was one of the most frequent pathological events in Ancient Greece, occurring mainly during athletic games or on the battlefield. In his epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, Homer described 41 injuries of the head, face, and cervical spine.1 Here, we report one of the most famous cranial injuries due to an unusual accident: the head trauma that allegedly killed Aeschylus.
2020
Settore BIO/08 - Antropologia
Settore MED/02 - Storia Della Medicina
Settore L-ANT/10 - Metodologie Della Ricerca Archeologica
Perciaccante A., Lippi D., Coralli A., Charlier P., Appenzeller O., Galassi F.M., et al. (2020). Aeschylus' Legendary Head Trauma: Reflections on Pseudopathology and the Origins of Mythology. THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, 31(1), 30-31 [10.1097/SCS.0000000000006211].
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