- a son of Apollo and the ancient Greek god of medicine and healing, worshiped by the Romans as Aesculapius.
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Examples from the Web for asclepius
His last words were, “Crito, we owe a rooster to Asclepius.”What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?
P. J. O’Rourke
June 8, 2014
This was the reason why Asclepius and his sons practised no such art.The Republic
Which is hotter to the taste—the water in your house or the hot spring in the temple of Asclepius?The Memorabilia
Then they sent a messenger to Asclepius asking him to come to Troizen.
She had tape-worm, and while she slept in the Temple of Asclepius at Troizen, she saw a vision.
The people of Tricce, Ithome, and chalia, under the sons of Asclepius.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3
W. E. Gladstone
- Greek myth a god of healing; son of ApolloRoman counterpart: Aesculapius (ˌiːskjʊˈleɪpɪəs)
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Word Origin and History for asclepius
god of medicine, Latin, from Greek Asklepios, of unknown origin.
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