the ancient Roman god of medicine and healing.
We commonly say that Aesculapius has prescribed riding for one patient, walking for another, a cold bath for a third.
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She was punished with death indeed; but her son was Aesculapius.
The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1 Rupert Hughes
By and by a babe was born to them,-a boy with the most wonderful eyes that anybody ever saw,-and they named him Aesculapius.
Old Greek Stories James Baldwin
He wants to masquerade as an Aesculapius, and so has started this consumption theory.
Ivanoff Anton Checkov
Presently, two or three voices were heard calling for Aesculapius.
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His friend Giese speaks of him as a very skilful physician, and even calls him a second Aesculapius.
Catholic Churchmen in Science James J. Walsh
Apollo is further supposed to be the father of Asclepius (Aesculapius), whose ritual is closely modelled upon his.
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There he achieved so great a reputation that his contemporaries referred to him as a “second Aesculapius.”
The Popes and Science James J. Walsh
This process soon brought him to the suspicion that in his case Aesculapius’s science was guess-work.
It Is Never Too Late to Mend Charles Reade
Upon this self-evident principle, our Aesculapius with the epaulettes was the first man drunk in the ship.
Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
the Roman god of medicine or healing Greek counterpart Asclepius
. a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble glucoside, C 15 H 16 O 9 , obtained from the bark of the common horse chestnut and used chiefly in skin preparations as a protective against sunburn.
the principal race of gods, led by Odin and living at Asgard. Historical Examples Hyndluljod says there were twelve (“there were eleven Aesir when Baldr went down into the howe”). The Edda, Vol. 1 Winifred Faraday “We live,” grunted the Aesir, busy over Amra’s half-frozen feet. Gods of the North Robert E. Howard All the […]
c620–c560 b.c, Greek writer of fables. Contemporary Examples A long list of favorite books includes Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of Oz, Aesop’s Fables, and The Odyssey. Gabrielle Giffords’ Gunman: Jared Lee Loughner Eve Conant January 7, 2011 Historical Examples Even children are now taught, in despite of Aesop, that animals never spoke. […]
- Aesop’s fables
aesop’s fables Aesop’s fables [(ee-suhps, ee-sops)] A group of stories thought to have been written by Aesop, a Greek storyteller. The main characters in these stories are animals, and each story demonstrates a moral lesson. (See also “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” and “The Tortoise and the Hare.”)