H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in black & white with 15 plates in colour
Published Jan 2019
Roman Empire; Ancient Religion; Healing Settlements; Healing Deities; Roman Baths; Aquae; Thermalism; Etruscan Cultic Places; Groves; Anatomical Votives; Greek Inscriptions; Hellenistic Sacred Objects
This volume brings together papers dealing with therapeutic aspects connected to thermo-mineral sites both in Italy and in the Roman Provinces, as well as cultic issues surrounding health and healing.
Preface – by Christopher Smith; Part I Thermo-Mineral Waters: From Italy to the Roman Provinces; Methodological Aspects – by Maddalena Bassani, Ugo Fusco; Shrines and Healing Waters in Ancient Italy. Buildings, Cults, Deities – by Maddalena Bassani; The Thermo-Mineral Springs at Veii (RM) and its Territory: New Discoveries and Old Excavations – by Ugo Fusco; Cult and Healing Water in Roman Gaul – by Matteo Marcato; Places of Worship and Healing Water in Roman Germaniae and Raetia – by Cecilia Zanetti; Healing by Water: Therapy and Religion in the Roman Spas of the Iberian Peninsula – by Sérgio Carneiro and Silvia González Soutelo; Preliminary Considerations on Thermal Spas in the Eastern Roman Provinces: The Case of Asia Minor – by Emanuela Borgia; Roman Healing Settlements in Bulgaria: Past Scholarship and Future Perspectives – by Mariya Avramova; Before the Hammam: The Ancient Spas of Roman North Africa – by Jens Koehler; Part II Cult Places and Healing; Cult Places and Healing: Some Preliminary Remarks – by Marion Bolder-Boos and Annalisa Calapà; Sacred Caves and ‘Fertility Cults’. Some Considerations about Cave Sanctuaries in Etruria – by Annalisa Calapà; Hercules and Healing – by Marion Bolder-Boos; Lacus and Lucus: Lakes and Groves as Markers of Healing Cults in Central Italy – by Ingrid Edlund-Berry and Jean M. Turfa; Nomina Nuda Tenemus? The Epigraphical Records of Dedications in Two Healing Sanctuaries in Athens and in Oropos – by Maria Elena Gorrini; Results and Future Prospects – by Francesca Ghedini and Paola Zanovello
'... this volume should be applauded for its attempt to begin seriously defining the religious aspects of Rome healing settlements—and thus initiating larger discussions in the fields of ancient religion and archaeology.'– Dylan Rogers (2020): Religious Studies Review, Volume 46, Number 2, 2020