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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.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman god of medicine or healing. Greek counterpart: Asclepius
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(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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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
The famous Hercules was one, and so was Achilles, and Philoctetes likewise, and Aesculapius, who acquired immense repute as a doctor.
Aesculapius appeared normal enough to me, but the students' probing scalpel discovered that only his head was of classical origin - someone else's body had been added by early-20th Century restorers to make it more impressive.
The first elective tracheostomy was done in 100 AD by Aesculapius of Bthynia and the described by Galen in 1312 AD2.
Brodie has an intriguing dish from his workshop dated to around 1530-35, illustrating Hippolytus resurrected by Aesculapius (Fig.
Even though the Oath named a pantheon of gods and goddesses (Apollo, Aesculapius, Hygeia, Panacea, and "all the gods and goddesses"), its moral authority was not based on religion.
The second initiative is the Aesculapius (the Roman god of healing and medicine) award for the best student presentation at the Surgical Research Society.
It originates from the story of Aesculapius who was revered by the ancient Greeks as a god of healing and whose cult involved the use of snakes.