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  Barea Soranus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Soranus was accused of intimacy with Rubellius Plautus (another object of Nero's hatred), and of endeavouring to obtain the goodwill of the provincials by treasonable intrigues.
Soranus was condemned to death (in 65 or 66), and committed suicide.
His daughter Servilia, who was charged with having consulted the sorcerers, professedly in regard to her father's fate, but in reality with evil designs against the emperor, was involved in his downfall.
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 Historical Review and Recent Advances - Chapter 27
It is, therefore, very likely that Soranus developed special skills in the art of the diseases of women and children in addition to his diverse interest in surgery, to which his works testify.
Soranus belonged to the Methodist school and, in this context, his writings are of great significance: the scope of his knowledge and the thoroughness in his approach to illness extended far beyond the basic doctrines of the school of which he was an unquestioned champion.
Soranus of Ephesus (98-138 A.D.): (From Gordon, B. reproduced with permission from Davis Corp., Philadelphia).
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 Sex and Childbirth in Ancient Rome
Soranus suggests that women "from the ages of fifteen to forty…not mannish, compact, oversturdy or too flabby and very moist," with uteri as, "neither very moist or dry, not too lax or constricted,"were one's best shot at producer of offspring.
Soranus also believed women should be "sober during coitus" because the soul becomes "the victim of strange fantasies" during drunkenness and the offspring will resemble the mother in body and soul.
Soranus seems to think that if the midwife's hands are so wrapped, she will not inadvertently squeeze the baby too hard in her efforts to maintain a firm hold.
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 Roman Pregnancy and Childbirth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Soranus recommends that the sides of the chair from the seat to the floor be completely closed in with boards while the front and the back be left open for the midwife's work.
Soranus mentions later that if a midwife's stool is not available, the parturient can sit on the lap of another woman, who, understandably, must be robust enough to bear the mother's weight and hold her still.
Soranus directs the midwife to ease the labor pains with gentle massage, with a cloth soaked in warm olive oil laid over the abdomen and genital area, and with the equivalent of hot-water bottles- bladders filled with warm oil- placed against the woman's sides.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 877 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
785), sacred to the infernal gods, especially to Diespiter; and it is related that during a sacrifice offered to Soranus, wolves snatched away the entrails of the victims from the altar, and that the shepherds pursuing the wolves came to a cave, the poisonous vapours of which caused a pestilence among them.
Strabo connects this ceremony with the worship of Feronia, and this circumstance, as well as the proximity of the sanctuary of the two divinities, shows, that Soranus and Feronia probably belonged to the same religion.
If, therefore, we suppose that there was only one physician of the name of Soranus who was born at Ephesus, the date assigned by Suidas to the son of Menander will agree tolerably well with that which we gather from other sources; he is quoted by Caelius
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 03.01.11
Soranus' Gynecology, translated with an introduction by Owsei Temkin, with the assistance of Nicolson J. Eastman, Ludwig Edelstein, and Alan F. Guttmacher.
The universal commonality in pica is excess fluidity, indicating therapies that constrict and dry by moving surplus blood away from the stomach and toward the skin; therapies that calm the stomach by fasting on the first day, but that introduce gentle foods on the second, and add passive exercises and respiratory activities on the third.
Soranus' Gynaikeia was known in the Latin west in Latin guise.
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 desire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Soranus thought that only dissection would convince the Roman doctors that in a virgin the vagina was not normally sealed by a membrane stretching between the neck of the womb and the hymen.
Soranus mentions only a reduction or moderation of sexual activity and says that women should be allowed to dictate the frequency and nature of sexual relations at this time according to their habits and the discomfort caused by their periods.
Indeed Soranus suggested that fathers should not give their daughters in marriage until they had menstruated, generally around the age of fourteen.52 The title of his eighth chapter, ‘Until what age should girls be kept virgins?’, makes it clear that he was addressing fathers.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Hanson, 'Soranus' Gynecology' URL = http://hegel.lib.ncsu.edu/stacks/serials/bmcr/bmcr-v3n01-hanson-soranus 3.1.11, Soranus' Gynecology, translated with an introduction by Owsei Temkin, with the assistance of Nicolson J. Eastman, Ludwig Edelstein, and Alan F. Guttmacher.
Soranus' Gynaikeia has in recent years become a familiar text to all who focus upon the women and children of the Roman empire.
Gourevitch's account of the Gynecology in her introduction to the 1988 Bude edition of Gynecology I better places Soranus' treatise into the context of ancient gynecology, beginning with the Hippocratics and the Midwifery of Herophilus and ending with the compendia of Aetius of Amida and Paul of Aegina.
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 The following article is from a special issue of Helios entitled "Rescuing Creusa: New Methodological Approaches to ...
Soranus argues that the best midwives should be literate so that they can be knowledgeable about obstetrics and pediatric theory.(22) Soranus's demand for literacy presumes that there was material for the midwives to read.
In a lengthy section, Soranus treats the conditions under which the fetus itself causes a difficult delivery and gives detailed instructions for handling various kinds of cases, including those in which the fetus is dead.(51) Unfortunately, it is impossible to tell even roughly what proportion of births were subject to these complications.
Soranus indicates that some people use cummin here, but he states that cummin is too pungent to be used on an infant.(68) Throughout his discussion of the care of the newborn, Soranus stresses the delicacy of the infant and recommends those treatments he thinks least likely to cause it discomfort.
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 Contraception   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Some of the ointments specifically mentioned by Soranus include: old olive oil, honey, cedar resin, juice of balsam tree, while lead, salve with myrtle oil and white lead, moist alum, galbanum, lock of fine wool in the orifice of the uterus, and other such vaginal suppositories with the power to contract and condense.
Soranus suggests the use of one or more of these same plants in combination with a vaginal suppository.
Soranus specifically mentions ten plants (see appendix) in his recipes of which modern medical science has found eight to be effective, or at least to have an effect as a contraceptive and an abortifacient.
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 UVa-HSL
It comprises a priapiscus with 2 (or sometimes 3 or 4) dovetailing valves which are opened and closed by a handle with a screw mechanism, an arrangement that was still to be found in the specula of 18th-century Europe.
Soranus is the first author who makes mention of the speculum specially made for the vagina.
Soranus (lxiv) says that in case of impaction of the foetal cranium, the head may be opened with a sharp instrument and the pieces of the skull removed with bone forceps.
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 Rimsky-Korsakov: Servilia (English)
Soranus: This is how it is, believe me. The shades of doubt are gone from my mind -- the torch of reason burns, and you will be illuminated by its rays when you are Thrasea's wife.
Soranus bought me√and thus I settled in your house as a slave and pitiful orphan.
Praetor: Soranus, you are faced with another serious charge: that you dared to resort to the exorcism of the subterranean powers and summoned the help of the inhabitors of the grave.
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 women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Soranus, considered as the greatest gynaecologist of antiquity, because his short book on gynaecology has survived, practising in Rome half a century before Galen, could not, however, accept this description.
Soranus mentions only a reduction or moderation of sexual activity and says that womenshould be allowed to dictate the frequency and nature of sexual relations at this time according to their habits and the discomfort caused by their periods.47
Soranus considered amenor-rhoea as a frequent and clearly identified phenomenon occurring for example among singers or women who engaged in sport a great deal.64 If they wanted children he advised them to change their lifestyle.
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 On Target - Weekly Journal, Issue November 28th, 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Soranus was a physician who wrote in the early second century about childbirth and the qualifications of a good midwife.
Soranus reasoned that the best midwives should be literate so that they can be knowledgeable about obstetrics and pediatric theory.
Soranus also felt that the midwife must be free from superstition "so as not to overlook salutary measures on account of a dream or omen or some customary rite."
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 HighBeam Research: Library Search: Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
E-mail: guy.moriette@cch.ap-hop-paris.fr Soranus advised that the newborn infant be salted...
Soranus advised that the newborn infant be salted...
Hippocrates and Soranus, both physicians, described and attempted to treat this common malady centuries ago.[1] Although dozens of treatments have...
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 Abortion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Several methods of abortion which rely upon herbs are evident in the texts provided by Soranus and Dioscorides.
In order to abort the fetus during the early months of pregnancies, Soranus and Dioscorides suggest dietary diuretics, laxatives with pungent clyster, and lupine beans, which are poisonous unless properly prepared.
Also, although archaeological finds (Milne, 81) have provided evidence for the surgical removal of a fetus, it is believed (since such methods hardly ever appear in medical texts) that this method of abortion was neither common nor frequently recommended.
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 Some Obstetrical History
Indeed as there was little or no fuel for fire, both the midwife and I caught severe colds; for it was a lone house and at a distance from any inhabited neighbourhood.
Soranus (A.D. 98-138), wrote a textbook of obstetrics which was used until the sixteenth century.
Soranus described podalic version, and the use of the obstetric chair, and gave detailed instructions on the care of the new- born-- boiled water and honey for the child for the first two days, then on to the mother's breast.
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 Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Baker, P. (1998), "Soranus and the Pompeii speculum: the sociology of gynaecology and Roman perceptions of the female body", TRAC 98.
And, if Soranus is any guide, were less ready to recommend sex and pregnancy as a cure for everything.
Soranus prescribes some very intimate treatments which he apparently envisages the doctor doing himself.
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 Soranus --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Soranus was identified with Dis, the Roman god of the underworld, or with Apollo, a Greek god adopted by the Romans, and had a female partner, Feronia, a goddess of uncertain…
Soranus was identified with Dis, the Roman god of the underworld, or with Apollo, a Greek god adopted by the Romans, and had a female partner, Feronia, a goddess of uncertain attributes.
Methods are mentioned among the various formulas and remedies recorded in the Ebers papyrus, a compilation of Egyptian medical texts dating from 1550 BC.
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 USS KIROV
SD 140913 Assignment to the USS Soranus as CNS.
The USS Soranus then embarked on an Ill fated mission to Orion space, where it was ambushed by a Tholian battle group led by a Tholian pirate named Virgrisch.
The Soranus was battered and lay burning in space four almost a week before the crew lost an ongoing struggle against plasma fires.
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 SORANUS - LoveToKnow Article on SORANUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Of his most important work (On Acute and Chronic Diseases) only a few fragments in Greek remain, but we possess a complete Latin translation.
The Life of Hippocrates (in Ideler) probably formed one of the collection of medical biographies by Soran.us referred to by SuIdas, and is valuable as the only authority for the life of the great physician, with the exception of articles in Suidas and Stephanus of Byzantium (s.v.
See article by J. Hahn, in Dechambres Dictionnaire encyclopdique des sciences medicates, 3rd series, torn, in; W. Christ, Geschichte der griechischen Litteratur (1898); J. Ilberg Die Uberlieferung der Gynaekologie des Soranos von Ephesos (Leipzig, 1910).
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 Ancient Medicine 6: Soranus & Galen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
She must also keep her hands soft, abstaining from such woolworking as may make them hard, and she must acquire softness by means of ointments if it is not present naturally.
One ought, therefore, to say that those women have menstruated in right measure who after the excretion are healthy, breathe freely, are not perturbed, and whose strength is not impaired, whereas all others have not menstruated in right measure.
Such apparatus was possessed both by Hippocrates, and Asclepiades, and Erasistratus, and Herophilus, that dissector of even adults, and the milder Soranus himself, who all knew well enough that a living being had been conceived, and pitied this most luckless infant state, which had first to be put to death, to escape being tortured alive.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.03.15
The complete work will have two more volumes: the second will consist of the commentary to the fragments of the first volume and the third will be devoted to the fragments of Soranus.
According to the subtitle of the book, Methodism outside Soranus, Soranus (and Caelius Aurelianus) are used here as sources for the work of other Methodist authors but not presented as Methodist authors themselves.
Soranus' works have been widely studied, but attempts to locate his work in the context of Methodism are less frequent, as he is normally viewed more as a prestigious gynaecologist than as a Methodist.
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 BAREA SORANUS - LoveToKnow Article on BAREA SORANUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
His daughter Servilia, who was charged with having con.sulted the sorcerers, professedly in regard to her fathers fate, but in.
The accuser, who was condemned to death in the reign of Vespasian for his conduct on this occasion, is a standing example of ingratitude and treachery.
To properly cite this BAREA SORANUS article in your work, copy the complete reference below:
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 USS SORANUS - NCC 122901: Awards
The USS SORANUS receives the SARCOM Unit Commendation for maintaining the highest posting level of Sares Command during the month of December 2004 with tremendous 52 posts.
Even as her fleet was silent the crew of the USS SORANUS posted constantly and has been building steam over the long haul with great stories.
This award is given for the development and her great posts of the Christmas Party plot aboard the USS SORANUS as well for her fabulous portray of her characters such as Leona Sullivan and Hildegard Moorbach.
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 [No title]
Soranus eyed the woman as she was crazy.
Soranus leaned against the object of his love, his arms wrapped tightly around the truck as he slept on.
Soranus forcefully wrapped his arms around the woman and kissed her with all his might as she wrapped her arms around him and grasped the silk cape in her hands.
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 Barea Soranus - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Barea Soranus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Barea Soranus - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Barea Soranus.
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 Roman Republic and Empire 264 B.C.E.-476 C.E.: Science, Technology, Health History Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Some confusion arises about the biography of Soranus because of the presence in the records of several physicians with this common Greek name.
Soranus became a member of the Methodist School of medicine that rejected the humoral theory.
Helen King, "Soranus," in The Oxford Classical Dictionary, edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth, third edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), p.
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 SORANUS, BAREA - Online Information article about SORANUS, BAREA
SORANUS, BAREA - Online Information article about SORANUS, BAREA
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