Asclepius

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Asclepius son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea
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Quotations

  • Socrates
    Socrates
    “Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?”

Usage

In literature:

Asclepius was gone into Peloponnese to work his wondrous cures on men; and some say he used to raise the dead to life.
"The Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children" by Charles Kingsley
The water in the temple of Asclepius.
"The Memorabilia" by Xenophon
This was the reason why Asclepius and his sons practised no such art.
"The Republic" by Plato
Jason, to Preller's mind, is a form of Asclepius, 'a spirit of the spring with its soft suns and fertile rains.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
Asclepius was gone into Peloponnese, to work his wondrous cures on men; and some say he used to raise the dead to life.
"Myths That Every Child Should Know" by Various
Coronis left an infant son named Asclepius, who afterwards became god of medicine.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
There were many temples of Asclepius in Greece and elsewhere, placed generally in high and salubrious positions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
Asclepius restores eyesight to Plutus; whereupon all the just are made rich and all the unjust are reduced to poverty.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
The Greeks call Esmun by the name of Asclepius, but also add that he was different from the Greek Asclepius.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
They were slain by Apollo for having forged the thunderbolt with which Zeus slew Asclepius.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
The Roman god Janus is regarded by many to be in some respects a Latin form of the Greek Asclepius.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
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In news:

Captain of Asclepius Doug Kochenderfer has been busy and has compiled the latest list of Mardi Gras activities for Krewes in the Shreveport-Bossier City.
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