Aeneid XII 383-440: The Roman Surgeon (P. Hunt)

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1. What strikes you about the painting? Why? What impact does that have on you (emotionally, physically, intellectually)?
2. How do you feel about the incorporation of the deity in this work? Does this have any meaning for you? Why or why not?
3. What do you think about the character’s reactions to the surgeon and his work? 4. Are there any parallels you see in this painting to modern practice?
5. How is faith and/or religion a part of surgery?


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