Abortion in Antiquity

I was deeply disturbed tonight by an article that’s been going around that states that a new bill could be put into motion in New York that would allow babies to be aborted up to their day of birth. I had a hard time imagining a world in which even those who approve of abortion…

Pharmakeia: Drugs and Sorcery

The greek word for sorcery is “pharmakeia.” In reading that, you’re probably already thinking about a pharmacy or pharmaceuticals, right? That is appropriate seeing as how pharmakeia was often seen as a form of sorcery that used drugs. As one commentary explains, In classical Greek pharmakeia referred to the use of drugs whether for medicinal…