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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aesculapius son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea
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In literature:

What says my AEsculapius?
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" by William Shakespeare
At a late period AEsculapius, the son of Apollo, was worshipped as a deity.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
AEsculapius forgive me that I should be so superstitious.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
A Jupiter, and need an AEsculapius?
"Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions" by John Donne
AEsculapius advances with a melancholy air, without even seeing Samos and Telesphorus, who question him with anguish.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
In fable, the Archer is Chiron, the preceptor of Jason, Achilles and AEsculapius.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
It will affect her heart, Aesculapius say.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
With the Greeks the laurel was sacred to AEsculapius.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
According to one tradition AEsculapius was born in Epidaurus of a beautiful Dalmatian, Jupiter being his father.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
It was thus with Aesculapius, Bacchus, and Hercules.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
Patients were conveyed to the temple of AEsculapius, and there cured of their disease.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
It used to be a proverb that Apollo created AEsculapius to heal the body and Plato to heal the soul.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Reproduction of a Greek votive tablet found on the site of the Temple of Aesculapius.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
The same industry that had marked his previous course made him a favorite son of AEsculapius.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
His friend Giese speaks of him as a very skilful physician, and even calls him a second AEsculapius.
"Catholic Churchmen in Science" by James J. Walsh
Those who were cured offered a sacrifice to Aesculapius, commonly a cock.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
In Syria are the temples of Jupiter at Baalbek, of the Sun at Palmyra and Gerasa, and in Spalato the temple of Aesculapius.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
We climbed the hill a little way to a grotto and drank of the spring of Aesculapius and all our diseases passed away.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Aesculapius had been twice as devoted to her since she displayed so much energy in trying to get Susan back.
"Caught in a Trap" by John C. Hutcheson
Near it they have now brought to light the temple of AEsculapius.
"Is Polite Society Polite?" by Julia Ward Howe