Abstract for 2008 Honors Colloquium

Jessica Lamont

Classical Studies

"Sacred Space and Healing: The Cult of Asklepios in Athens"

I'm looking at a medicinal-healing cult in Athens- the Cult of Asklepios- dating to 420 BCE. In addition to looking at the idiosyncracies of the Athenian Cult, I'm examining how sacred space, namely landscape, topography, and architecture, were manipulated to enhance the effect upon the pilgrim.