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An embodied reading of epiphanies in Aelius Aristides' Sacred Tales

Tagliabue, Aldo

In: Ramus, 45 (1 October 2016), Nr. 2. pp. 213-230

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Abstract

This article focuses on the Sacred Tales (henceforth ST), Aelius Aristides’ first-person account of his terrible diseases and subsequent healing brought about by Asclepius, and sheds new light on this text with the help of the notion of embodiment. In recent decades the ST has received a great deal of attention: scholars have offered two main readings of this work, oscillating between the poles of religion and rhetoric. Some have read the ST as an aretalogy while others have emphasised the rhetorical aims of this text and its connection with Second Sophistic literature.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Ramus
Volume: 45
Number: 2
Publisher: Aureal Publications
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 07:24
Date: 1 October 2016
Page Range: pp. 213-230
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Seminar für klassische Philologie
Subjects: 470 Italic Latin
480 Hellenic languages Classical Greek
870 Italic literatures Latin
880 Hellenic literatures Classical Greek
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