Asclepius and Epidaurus: The Sapiential Medicine as Divinatory Art. Between Therapeutic Landscapes and Healing Dreams
Keywords:Asclepius, Epidaurus, Sapiential medicine, Templar medicine, Incubation sanctuary
AbstractEpidaurus 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.
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Bragazzi, N. L., Martini, M., Zerbetto, R., & Re, T. (2019). 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, 15(2), 193–199. Retrieved from https://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/790