Leisure, Pleasure and Healing: Spa Culture and Medicine in Ancient Eastern Mediterranean

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BRILL, Jun 22, 2007 - Religion - 560 pages
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This book deals with leisure, pleasure and healing at the spas in the eastern Mediterranean basin since the biblical era throughout the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and early Muslim periods focusing on daily life, healing cults, medical recommendations and treatments at the curative spas.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Geological Hydrological and Medicinal Aspects of Hot springs in the Eastern MediterraneanPast and Present
53
Medicinal Hot Springs and Healing Spas in the GraecoRoman World
83
HistoricalArchaeological Analysis and Healing Cults of the Therapeutic Sites in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin
125
The Healing Properties of the Thermomineral Baths in the Eastern Mediterranean in Ancient Times
225
Daily Life at the ThermoMineral Baths according to Rabbinic Literature
273
Roman Emperors at the Spas in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin
315
The Numismatic Expression of the Medicinal Hot Springs
347
Pilgrimage to the Spas in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Later Roman and Byzantine Periods
393
Epilogue
425
Bibliography
433
General Index
499
Greek Words
523
Illustrations
525
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