SEVERAL NOTES OF ANCIENT AUTHORS Fr. EXPLOITATION AND SIGNIFICANCE OF MEDICINAL WATERS

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antiquity, medicinal waters, written sources, archeological find

Abstract

The paper is dedicated to the issue of exploitation and significance of healing waters during the ancient era. The text contains records of several ancient authors (Hippocrates, Soran, Oribasius, Vitruvius, Pliny the Elder, Suetonius) related to healing with the help of healing waters, archeological findings testify to their transport and the atmosphere of the ancient world presented in contemporary literary works. Ancient authors left notes on the exploitation, significance and use of thermal waters in their era. Although we do not know the ancient work dedicated exclusively to this topic, through excursions of writers from the ancient era (Hippocrates, Soran, Oribasius, Vitruvius, Pliny the Elder, Suetonius ...) we get the impression of the importance attached to the healing properties of thermal and mineral waters. In this text, we will illustrate the importance of healing waters in the ancient period with the help of quoting several records of ancient writers, interpreting certain archaeological finds and an impressive excursion into modern historical novels.

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2021-03-01