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

Chapter: The Spread of the Asclepius Cult: Deciding to Visit an Asclepieion

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.42454


Chapter 3 outlines the geographical expansion of the Asclepius cult and focuses on those features of the great asclepieia that made them attractive healing places for people suffering from health problems. The motives and conditions that could move persons afflicted by an illness to resort to Asclepius temples are examined.

Chapter Contributors

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