Visual Timeline: Roman Medicine
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431 BCE: The temple to Apollo Medicus is built in Rome.
292 BCE: The Romans adopt the Greek god of medicine Asclepius by stealing his sacred snake from Epidaurus and setting up a temple on the Tiber Island.
219 BCE: The physician Archagathus of Sparta arrives in Rome.
25 BCE - 50 CE: Life of the Roman physician Aulus Cornelius Celsus.
1 CE - 50 CE: Life of Roman physician Scribonius Largus.
43 CE: The physician Scribonius Largus travels to Britain with the entourage of Claudius.
60 CE - 130 CE: Life of the physician Soranus of Ephesos.
129 CE - 216 CE: Life of the physician Galen of Pergamon.