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dc.contributor.authorSoyoz, Ufuk
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-19T15:30:42Z
dc.date.available2021-07-19T15:30:42Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0258-5316
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12469/4080
dc.description.abstractThis article describes the water monuments of benefactor Gaius Stertinius Xenophon at the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Kos in the first century CE. After his travels to Rome, Xenophon renovated the existing monuments of the sanctuary. He ornamented the Hellenistic arcuated retaining wall with the water channel carrying water from the springs of Bourina to meet the purificatory and healing needs of Asklepian patients. I demonstrate that with the addition of water, the Hellenistic arcuated wall makes a subtle reference to Roman aqueducts. The other monument designed by Xenophon, the cult niche dedicated to imperial cult gives direct reference to Rome. I argue that by means of water both monuments make Roman imperial power touchable as a healing factor for the use of Asklepian patients. To explore the effect of the sense of touch in the relationship of patients with architecture, I will narrate a type of travel that shapes the perception of the sanctuary: Sacred journey of the patients who come to the sanctuary to find healing by means of dreams. This narration emphasizes the effect of the sense of touch and relationship between sense of vision and touch in healing function.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherMIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVen_US
dc.subjectSense of touchen_US
dc.subjectwater architectureen_US
dc.subjectdream healingen_US
dc.subjecthealthcare architectureen_US
dc.subjectAelius Aristidesen_US
dc.subjectpilgrimageen_US
dc.titleHEALING TOUCH: PILGRIMAGE TO THE ROMAN SANCTUARY OF ASKLEPIOS AT KOSen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.startpage103en_US
dc.identifier.endpage126en_US
dc.relation.journalMETU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTUREen_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.volume37en_US
dc.identifier.wos000607215600005en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4305/METU.JFA.2020.2.5en_US
dc.contributor.khasauthorSoyoz, Ufuken_US


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