Knowledge, Spaces, and Media Religion, Society, and World Relations Faculty of Philosophy

Damigeron, De Lapidibus

More than 70 healing stones with their healing (or damaging) effects are presented by the ancient author Damigeron (2nd century A.D.) in this almost 2000 year old book, which was highly famous for centuries. For the first time, the work is critically edited, translated and indexed.

Duration
01/2015 - 06/2015

Funding
Margaret Braine Fellowship der University of Western Australia :
25 000 Euro

Project management

Prof. Dr. Kai Brodersen
Holder of the Professorship for Ancient Culture (Historisches Seminar)

More than 70 healing stones with their healing (or damaging) effects are presented by the ancient author Damigeron (2nd century A.D.) in this almost 2000 year old book, which was highly famous for centuries. In the examples of use we encounter kings and servants, homeowners and burglars, athletes and addicts, gladiators and robbers, masters and slaves, but above all women and children, whose social reality is rarely considered in other ancient texts. For the first time, the work will be critically edited, translated and indexed.

Ancient Culture Health History

Cooperation partner

Research focus

Knowledge, Spaces, and Media

Education, School, and Behaviour