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Cure and Cult in Ancient Corinth, Paperback / softback Book

Cure and Cult in Ancient Corinth Paperback / softback

Part of the Corinth Notes series

Description

Hundreds of life-size human limbs made from terracotta, including the remains of at least 125 human hands, testify to the efficacy of the medicine practiced at the Aklepieion, on the hillside north of ancient Corinth.

Made as votive gifts to thank the god for a cure, these were among many extraordinary finds made during excavations at the Temple of Asklepios and Lerna spring between 1929 and 1934.

As well as providing a helpful guide to the site, this fascinating booklet also offers a unique insight into the work of physicians in the Greek world, and the types of diseases they had to contend with.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classical Greek & Roman archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780876616703

£2.50

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