Sogno e medicina nell’Asclepieo di Pergamo

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    Abstract

    The article discusses the main aspects of the onirical therapy in Greek theurgical medicine, practised, as well known, in Asclepius' temples all over Greek territor ies. Iamata, written sources and chronicles fournish reliable testimonies of activities performed in the sacred structures, most of which concerning the reading and interpretations of dreams. A privileged witness of these practices is Aelius Aristides, in the Ieroi Logoi describing the particular link connecting his psychological and metaphorical diseases to the divine power of Asclepius, revealing his healing terrific capacitis mainly through therapeutic dreams
    Lingua originaleItalian
    pagine (da-a)631.-661
    Numero di pagine31
    RivistaMEDICINA NEI SECOLI
    Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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