Leeches were also quite popular in Rome. Leech images can be found on ancient vases, they are also mentioned in the manuscripts of the Roman connoisseurs of medical healing. For example, Pliny – a statesman, historian and writer, author of the 37-volume encyclopedia study “Natural History”, in volumes 28th and 32nd talks about drugs of animal origin, including the treatment of medical leeches. It is also known that leeches inspired ancient masters of painting, in the art of vase painting and sculpture. One of the masters of Attic red-figure vase painting founders of the end of VI century BC. Euphronios became known for inventing an original ornament. If you look at this ornament more closely, you can be distinguish in each of the two patterns leeches, interwoven with each other. Recognizable and distinguishable pattern even sucker on the front part of the body, the effects of this motif has become a pattern that was used master vase painting for centuries. Many people today have forgotten that it leeches became his prototype. Drew leech and in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The museums are stored special vessels for containing leeches. Painted vessels such kind of “dance of the leech.” Italian painter of the early Renaissance Sandro Botticelli known for his numerous paintings of religious and mythological themes. Familiar to fans of his work and original Distinguishing graceful portraits of this master, including “Julio” (1495). At one of these portraits depicted session setting a few leeches behind the ear to the patient.