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Author Petsalis-Diomidis, Alexia.

Title Truly beyond wonders : Aelius Aristides and the cult of Asklepios / by Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 315 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation
Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation.
Contents Pilgrimage polemics : 'neos Asklepios Glykon' in image and text -- Discourses of the body and travel : the cultural context of healing pilgrimage -- The Hieroi Logoi of Aelius Aristides : Aristides before his God in body and logos -- Collecting and displaying marvels : paradoxography and the Asklepieion of Pergamon -- Choreography and commemoration : the Asklepieion of Pergamon
Summary In Truly Beyond Wonders Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis investigates texts and material evidence associated with healing pilgrimage in the Roman empire during the second century AD. Her focus is upon one particular pilgrim, the famous orator Aelius Aristides, whose Sacred Tales, his fascinating account of dream visions, gruelling physical treatments, and sacred journeys, has been largely misunderstood and marginalized. Petsalis-Diomidis rehabilitates this text by placingit within the material context of the sanctuary of Asklepios at Pergamon, where the author spent two years in search of healing. The
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Aristides, Aelius. Sacred teachings.
Asklepieion (Bergama, Turkey)
Asklepieion (Bergama, Turkey)
Sacred teachings (Aristides, Aelius)
Pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Rome
Healing -- Religious aspects -- Roman religion
RELIGION -- Antiquities & Archaeology.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Spirituality -- Paganism & Neo-Paganism.
Pilgrims and pilgrimages.
Rome (Empire)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191573149