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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), Heeßel, Nils (Heidelberg) and Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin)

[German version] The healing of illness is, in principle, within the province of any deity or hero in possession of superhuman powers of assistance. But in the reality of cult practice, the healing function came to be concentrated in certain deities and heroes whose powers were particularly strong

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Edited by Georgia Petridou and Chiara Thumiger

Homo Patiens - Approaches to the Patient in the Ancient World is a book about the patients of the Graeco-Roman world, their role in the ancient medical encounters and their relationship to the health providers and medical practitioners of their time.

This volume makes a strong claim for the relevance of a patient-centred approach to the history of ancient medicine. Attention to the experience of patients deepens our understanding of ancient societies and their medical markets, and enriches our knowledge of the history of ancient cultures. It is a first step towards shaping a history of the ancient patient’s view, which will be of use not only to ancient historians, students of medical humanities, and historians of medicine, but also to any reader interested in medical ethics.

J.H. Croon

HOT SPRINGS AND HEALING: A PRELIMINARY ANSWER In Mnemosyne S. IV, vol. IX (1956), 193 sqq. I published an article dealing inter alia with the cult of Artemis near hot springs. Two comments on points of detail were written concerning this article. The first in the same year (p. 335) by Professor

J.H. Croon

HOT SPRINGS AND HEALING GODS1) BY J. H. CROON I. The Problem The cults, myths and legends connected with hot springs in the ancient world have been a subject for investigation both, occasion- ally, by others and by the present author in a number of studies, which will, as far as necessary, be

Nutton, Vivian (London)

[German version] Medical ethics can be defined as the attitude of those schooled in the art of healing towards those whom they want to heal. How this appears in detail, depends on the healer's social group and standing and also the society in which he or she works. Furthermore, healers and those

Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH)

[German version] (Ἀλεξάνωρ; Alexánōr). Healing hero with suggestive name (‘Protector of Men’, cf.  Alcon), who together with the healing god Euhamerion was venerated in the Asclepieum of Sicyon (Titane). He is included in north-eastern Peloponnesian healing mythology: the local myth made him a son

Michel, Raphael (Basle)

[German version] (Κόρυ(ν)θος). Epithet of Apollo at Corone in Messene. He was worshipped as a healing god, following an ancient tradition (Paus. 4,34,7)....

Nutton, Vivian (London)

[German version] (Ἀκεσίδας; Akesídas). According to Paus. 5,14, A. was considered a hero in Olympia and was elsewhere known under the name Idas. His name offers the assumption that he was worshipped as a healing god, who possibly shared a healing cult, which was very common on the Peloponnese, with

Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH)

[German version] (Ἀκεσώ). Healing heroine (akéomai ‘to heal’), daughter of Asclepius and Epione, venerated in Epidaurus (Suda s. v. Ἠπιόνη 578 eagle). In inscriptions in Athens, as daughter of Epione she is connected with Iaso, Panacea, Hygiea (LSCG 21 A) and  Aegle [4] (CIA III 171 b). Edelstein

Euskirchen, Marion (Bonn)

[German version] Celtic god equated through the  interpretatio romana with  Apollo, whom Caesar ranks second among the gods most worshipped by the Gauls in his function as healer (Caes. B Gall. 6,1f.). This attribution is based on the specifically Roman conception of the Greek Apollo as Apollo