ASCLEPIUS AND EPIDAURUS: THE SAPIENTIAL MEDICINE AS DIVINATORY ART BETWEEN THERAPEUTIC LANDSCAPES AND HEALING DREAMS.

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Authors: Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Mariano Martini, Riccardo Zerbetto and Tania Simona Re
Date: July 2019
From: Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy(Vol. 15, Issue 2)
Publisher: Ashton and Rafferty
Document Type: Article
Length: 2,194 words

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Abstract :

Epidaurus was in the antiquity a therapeutic complex which included several buildings to which people came from every part of Greece to be cured by the god Asclepius, a deity venerated from 500 before Christ to the fourth-fifth century anno Domini, when many other pagan cults had already ceased to exist. Epidaurus was a very complex structure, a sort of city-state or sovereign state, able to host thousands of adepts. Here, patients were subject to ablution, purification and sporadic fasting. Asclepius appeared in a dream, in a sort a practice of magic-ritual and sapiential medicine. KEYWORDS: Asclepius; Epidaurus; Sapiential medicine; Templar medicine; Incubation sanctuary

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Bragazzi, Nicola Luigi, et al. "ASCLEPIUS AND EPIDAURUS: THE SAPIENTIAL MEDICINE AS DIVINATORY ART BETWEEN THERAPEUTIC LANDSCAPES AND HEALING DREAMS." Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, vol. 15, no. 2, 2019, p. 193+. Accessed 14 May 2021.
  

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