In this course you will:
Did you know that in ancient times historians believed that the Tiber island was made to resemble a warship floating in the middle of Rome? Listen to art historian Ludovica Schmidt as she explains what this isle on the Tiber River symbolized for the Roman empire.
Once the home of the temple dedicated to the Greek god of medicine, Aesculapius, the Tiber island has long been associated with healing, wellness and the interpretation of dreams.
The Tiber island’s history of medicine is still preserved today in its two hospitals. The one of them was created by the Jewish community that has for centuries lived near the island and the second is a Catholic hospital founded by a saint.