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Author Roman Archaeology Conference (12th : 2016 : Rome, Italy), author

Title Rethinking the concept of 'healing settlements' : water, cults, constructions and contexts in the ancient world : Roman Archaeology Conference 2016 : proceedings of the session of study (nr. 27), Sapienza University, Aula 'Partenone', 17th March 2016 / edited by Maddalena Bassani, Marion Bolder-Boos, Ugo Fusco
Published Oxford : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (iv, 176 pages ): illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Archaeopress Roman archaeology ; 52
Archaeopress Roman archaeology ; 52
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Thermo-Mineral Waters: From Italy to the Roman Provinces -- Methodological Aspects / Ugo Fusco -- Shrines and Healing Waters in Ancient Italy. Buildings, Cults, Deities / Maddalena Bassani -- Thermo-Mineral Springs at Veii (RM) and its Territory: New Discoveries and Old Excavations / Ugo Fusco -- Cult and Healing Water in Roman Gaul / Matteo Marcato -- Places of Worship and Healing Water in Roman Germaniae and Raetia / Cecilia Zanetti -- Healing by Water: Therapy and Religion in the Roman Spas of the Iberian Peninsula / Silvia Gonzalez Soutelo -- Preliminary Considerations on Thermal Spas in the Eastern Roman Provinces: The Case of Asia Minor / Emanuela Borgia -- Roman Healing Settlements in Bulgaria: Past Scholarship and Future Perspectives / Mariya Avramova -- Before the Hammam: The Ancient Spas of Roman North Africa / Jens Koehler -- pt. II Cult Places and Healing -- Cult Places and Healing: Some Preliminary Remarks / Annalisa Calapa -- Sacred Caves and ̀Fertility Cults'. Some Considerations about Cave Sanctuaries in Etruria / Annalisa Calapa -- Hercules and Healing / Marion Bolder-Boos -- Laaxs and Lucas: Lakes and Groves as Markers of Healing Cults in Central Italy / Jean M. Turfa -- Nomina Nuda Tenemusl The Epigraphical Records of Dedications in Two Healing Sanctuaries in Athens and in Oropos / Maria Elena Gorrini -- Results and Future Prospects / Paola Zanovello
Summary This volume brings together papers dealing with therapeutic aspects connected to thermo-mineral sites both in Italy and in the Roman Provinces, as well as cultic issues surrounding health and healing. The first part of the book consists of contributions that are focused on the numerous problems concerning the exploitation of curative springs and the settlement patterns at spa sites in terms of topography, infrastructure, architecture, cult, society and economy, emphasizing the particularities accompanying the use of beneficial sources and comparing them to that of common sweet waters. The papers in the second part of the volume are concentrated on religious aspects connected to health, fertility and healing, focusing especially on sites located at particular natural surroundings such as caves and water sources. Together, the contributions in this book give us an idea of the amount and quality of research currently being undertaken in different parts of the Roman world (and complemented by one paper on the Greek world) on the topic of health and healing associated with cults and salutiferous waters
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Balneology -- history
History, Ancient
Religion and Medicine
Roman World -- history
Spiritual Therapies -- history
Healing -- Rome -- Congresses
Medicine, Greek and Roman -- Congresses
Mineral waters -- Therapeutic use -- Rome -- Congresses
Sacred space -- Rome -- Congresses
Genre/Form Congress
Form Electronic book
Author Bassani, Maddalena, editor
Bolder-Boos, Marion, editor
Fusco, Ugo, 1970- editor
ISBN 1789690382