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

Chapter: Completing the Loop

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.42457


In the Conclusion, the main steps of the kind of journeys supplicants might have followed in order to experience the asclepieia’s placebo effects are briefly reviewed. It is underlined that this study highlights how the application of cognitive theories to an ancient cult can deepen modern historical knowledge of past people.

Chapter Contributors

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