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An ancient city of Greece on the northeast coast of the Peloponnesus. Its temple of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, was renowned for its magnificent sculpture.


(ˌɛpɪˈdɔːrəs; Greek ɛˈpiðavrɔs)
(Placename) an ancient port in Greece, in the NE Peloponnese, in Argolis on the Saronic Gulf


(ˌɛp ɪˈdɔr əs)

an ancient town in S Greece, in Argolis: sanctuary of Asclepius; outdoor theater.
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(44.) Ulysses's descent into Hades recently inspired a modern production, Nekyia by Michail Marmarinos (Epidauros Festival, 24th-25th July, 2015) where his Greek company interacts with dancers and musicians of NO theatre, from Japan: see the online review by Tentorio, 2015 [Last accessed 30 August 2017].
One of the first cultic sites that had been renovated after the founding of the colony at Corinth was the sanctuary of Asklepios, the god of healing, who was worshiped throughout Greece at dedicated healing sanctuaries, including one at Epidauros, forty miles to the south of Corinth, that attracted visitors from all over the world.
Two weeks ago I joined 12,000 other people on stone seats at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidauros in Greece trying to understand The Archarnians by Aristophanes, performed in Greek.
Among their topics are a black-figure column krater from Castle Ashby at the University of Virginia, Herakles and Geras in Etruria, women as gift givers and gift producers in ancient Athenian funerary ritual, bathing in the sanctuaries of Asklepios and Apollo Maleatas at Epidauros, the artificial sculptural image of Dionysos in Athenian vase painting and the mythological discourse of early Greek life, a type gamma courting scene on the Spitzer Amphora at Bryn Mawr College, composition and narrative on skyphoi of the Penelope Painter, and being political in Aristotle's zoology ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
The most important Asclepeion in the Greek world was in Epidauros in the Peloponnese.
If a user were to include the sites of Kalamianos and Epidauros as points of attraction and the site of Isthmia as a detractor, the resultant cultural mask would represent a series of attraction zones along the Saronic coast, with the region around the Isthmus receiving higher values (Figure 7).
Ideal to take a trip around the island exploring the bays and coves and crystalline waters, visit Hydra across the sea for cocktails, and spend a day exploring Mycenae or Epidauros, perhaps taking in a spa treatment at the new Aman hotel on the way.
We find a notable effort in this direction in the celebrated laws of Epidauros. They face an entirely different problem than do those of Solon.
Leading a naval force comprising thirty ships, he, along with Pythodoros and Demaratos, landed at Epidauros Limera (the Byzantine Monemvasia) and Prasiai, further south of modern Leonidio, and ravaged Spartan territories, a hostile action that blatantly violated the peace of Nicias.