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Book: Healing, Disease and Placebo in Graeco-Roman Asclepius Temples

Chapter: Introduction

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.42451


The aim of research and the employed theoretical approach are outlined. The book focuses on the healing cult of Asclepius, as it developed especially in the Graeco-Roman era. The aim of this book is to apply a neurocognitive approach to the Asclepius cult and to individual experiences at the asclepieia.

Chapter Contributors

  • Olympia Panagiotidou ( - olypan) 'Aristotle University of Thessaloniki'