2019-03-13, 07:13 PM (ISO 8601)
Bugbear in the Playground
Re: Drink omly beer for 46 days, no food?
Except that the story implies that the Greeks never drank plain undiluted wine (how barbaric!). The typical justification is that their wine was to potent, but that seems extremely unlikely (unless they had some lost easy way to make spirits).
Originally Posted by halfeye
Originally Posted by Eldan
Galen (the guy credited with "all knowledge of medicine" (especially remembered for the humors) in the medieval era, although I sure plenty of that was from later commentaries as well) was a surgeon for gladiators and probably had to deal with that a lot. Anything that allowed you to survive exposed gut wounds was worth writing up.
Originally Posted by Peelee