The spear of alexander in gortina

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© 2018 CSIC. The information recorded by Pausanias about the dedication in Gortyn of a spear point that belonged to Alexander the Great allows us to consider in detail both the origin of this spear and its healing skill. The analysis refers us also to the healing habilities of the Aeacid dynasty and, after all, to the relationships between healing and rule in the Ancient World.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Aeacids
  • Alexander the Great
  • Gortyn
  • healing skills
  • healing weapons

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