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n. Roman Mythology
The god of medicine and healing, equivalent to Asclepius in Greek mythology.

[Latin Aesculāpius, ultimately (possibly via Etruscan) from Greek Asklāpios, variant of Asklēpios; see Asclepius.]

Aes′cu·la′pi·an adj.


(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman god of medicine or healing. Greek counterpart: Asclepius


(əˈskli pi əs)

the ancient Greek god of medicine and healing, worshiped by the Romans as Aesculapius.
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Noun1.Aesculapius - son of ApolloAesculapius - son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea
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The famous Hercules was one, and so was Achilles, and Philoctetes likewise, and Aesculapius, who acquired immense repute as a doctor.
Those, again, of Tricca and the stony region of Ithome, and they that held Oechalia, the city of Oechalian Eurytus, these were commanded by the two sons of Aesculapius, skilled in the art of healing, Podalirius and Machaon.
They were the dwellings of two young men who were cunning in the law; an equal number of that class who chaffered to the wants of the community under the title of storekeepers; and a disciple of Aesculapius, who, for a novelty, brought more subjects into the world than he sent out of it.
You are said to be great AEsculapius, and I am come to ask your advice in medicine.
I am no worshipper of Hygeia, who was the daughter of that old herb-doctor AEsculapius, and who is represented on monuments holding a serpent in one hand, and in the other a cup out of which the serpent sometimes drinks; but rather of Hebe, cup-bearer to Jupiter, who was the daughter of Juno and wild lettuce, and who had the power of restoring gods and men to the vigor of youth.
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Aesculapius was a White man: Antebellum racism and male chauvinism at Harvard Medical School.
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According to written history, physical therapy methods such as exercise and massage have been used in the management of many disorders and taught to medical students since Aesculapius (Asclepius).
It features the badge of the Royal Army Medical Corps - the rod and serpent of Aesculapius, the Greek God of medicine - and the words In Arduis Fidelius (Steadfast in Adversity).
How many brave men, how many fair ladies, how many gallant young people, whom any physician--were he Galen, Hippocrates, or Aesculapius himself--would have pronounced in the soundest of health, ate with their kinsfolk, companions, and friends in the morning, and, when evening came, supped with their forefathers in the other world.