Lycanthropy and the Byzantines

Apparently the Byzantines had a werewolf problem, according to a new article by four scholars from the University of Athens. "Lycanthropy in Byzantine times ([CE] 330–1453)," looks at how doctors in the Empire dealt with patients who believed they were werewolves.

The article is based on the works of several Byzantine physicians from the 4th through 14th centuries, all of whom addressed the disease in their writing. All of the writers recognized the disease as a mental health condition.