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Author Israelowich, Ido, 1972-

Title Society, medicine and religion in the sacred tales of Aelius Aristides [electronic resource] / by Ido Israelowich.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.


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Description viii, 206 p.
Series Mnemosyne supplements : monographs on Greek and Latin language and literature, 0169-8958 ; v. 341
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature ; v. 341.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Aelius Aristides and the sacred tales -- Introduction -- The composition of the sacred tales -- Date of composition -- Method of composition -- Motives for composition -- The sacred tales as an autobiography -- The ancient readers of the sacred tales -- A narrative of redemption -- Society, disease and medicine in the sacred tales of Aristides -- Introduction -- The Graeco-Roman health-care system -- Towards a definition of a medical discourse -- Medicine in the Graeco-Roman world -- Roman medicine and its Greek influences -- Dreams -- The sick, medicine and physicians in the world of the sacred tales -- The place of the sick in society -- Medical discourse in the sacred tales -- The physicians in the sacred tales -- Towards a medical history of Aelius Aristides -- Falling ill -- Aristides and Asclepius -- Wider contexts -- Reconsidering private religions; religion and religious experience in the sacred tales of Aelius Aristides -- Introduction -- Theology -- The myth of Asclepius -- Divination, oracles and dreams -- Dreams -- Oracles -- Visual culture and social forms of cult-organisation -- Cult, festivals and games -- The power of images.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Aristides, Aelius. Sacred teachings.
Medicine, Greek and Roman -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9789004229082 (hardback : alkaline paper)
9789004229440 (e-book)

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