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Healing sanctuaries: between science and religion

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A case study of the asklepieia
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Divine healing has been often seen in opposition to human healing. The two spheres, have been considered as separate, both in space and in terms of elements involved. Asclepian sanctuaries have been mostly presented as domains of exclusively divine intervention, without any involvement of the human factor, possibly with the sole exception of dream interpretation.

However, the written testimonies of temple cures, both those in the form of cure inscriptions dedicated in sanctuaries ...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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