Truly beyond wonders : Aelius Aristides and the cult of Asklepios /

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...

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Author / Creator:Petsalis-Diomidis, Alexia.
Imprint:Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description:1 online resource (xxiv, 315 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Language:English
Series:Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation
Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation.
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)
Electronic books.
Electronic books
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11099831
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ISBN:9780191573149
0191573140
1283222744
9781283222747
9780199561902
0199561907
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.
Other form:Print version: Petsalis-Diomidis, Alexia. Truly beyond wonders. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010 9780199561902