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

Chapter: The Culmination of Incubation: Creating the Miracle

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.42456


Chapter 5 examines how all the cultural influences, social interactions and patterns of thought that mediated patients’ decisions to resort to the asclepieia, and the particular elements of the Asclepius cult context would have affected patients’ cognition forming the experience of incubation within the abaton.

Chapter Contributors

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