New Archaeological and Topographical Observations on the Sanctuary of Asklepios in Alipheira (Arcadia)
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Original versionIn: Østby, Erik (ed.), Ancient Arcadia 2005: 273-284
The aim of the paper is to propose a new reading of the sanctuary of Asklepios in Alipheira, based principally on an extensive survey of the monuments still in situ following the excavations of the 1960s. Our observations pertain to the functions and dates of the individual buildings and their relations to one another, and within the larger context of the polis. In conclusion, the Asklepieion at Alipheira might be inserted into a group of other sanctuaries which demonstrate the existence and the success of the cult in Arcadia from a relatively early date, at the very beginning of the general diffusion of the cult from Epidauros to the rest of the Peloponnese.
Papers from the third international seminar on Ancient Arcadia, held at the Norwegian Institute at Athens, 7-10 May 2002
PublisherThe Norwegian Institute at Athens
SeriesPapers of the Norwegian Institute at Athens