La divinización de alejandro a través de la medicina

Translated title of the contribution: The divinization of Alexander through medicine

Borja Antela-Bernárdez, César Sierra Martín

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This paper is focused on the medical knowledge of Alexander the Great in order to show its link to his well-know process of divination. Specifically, we show how Alexander changes from the Hippocratic Medicine point of view to a religious medicine, close to archaic iatromanteis. This evolution follows the military campaign: at the beginning, Alexander shows a pragmatic knowledge of medicine and, at the end; he is close to the archaic practice of medicine. We think that this evolution takes part of the Alexander's divinization process, which can be associated with Asclepius.

Translated title of the contributionThe divinization of Alexander through medicine
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)115-138
Number of pages24
JournalQuaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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