Esculapius


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Es`cu`la´pi`us


n.1.Same as Æsculapius.
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Well, I at least resemble the disciples of Esculapius in one thing -- that of not being able to call a day my own, not even that of my betrothal.
White, "'Like Esculapius of Old:' Keats's Medical Training," Keats-Shelley Review 12 (1998): 57.
The "names and faces and even voices" of the owners of these properties--on the one hand, the nouveau riche; on the other hand, the descendants of the Gilded Age--"were glib and familiar in back corners of the United States and of America and of the world where those of Einstein and Rousseau and Esculapius had never sounded" (702).
Soon after Moses's History we are informed that Podalius and Machaon son to Esculapius himself drew teeth and dressed wounds; Appolo was an Oculist.
1340-1400) attested to the learning of the physician in The Canterbwy Tales, when he wrote, "Wel knew he th'olde Esculapius, And Deiscorides and eek Rufus, Old Ypocras, and Haly, and Galien; Serapion, Razes, and Avicen .
Wel knew he the olde Esculapius, And Deyscorides, and eek Rufus, Olde Ypocras, Haly, and Galyen, Serapion, Razis, and Avycen, Averrois, Damascien, and Constantyn, Bernard, and Gatesden, and Gilbertyn.
the sons of Esculapius judging from themselves think every man whose countenance is of the same cadaverous hue with their own is made of stuff only fit to hang wigs upon they however now allow that I am made of tougher materials.
In both plays, the madmen, in quick succession, confuse others with classical figures: in The Changeling Franciscus identifies Isabella as Titania, Lollia as Diomed and Esculapius, and calls himself Tiresias (III.
It reads: "Munera diva patris q(ui) sol(us) Apoli(ni)s artes / invenit medicas p(er) sec(u)la q(ui)nq(ue) seps x(u)ltas / et docuit gramen q(uo)d ad usu(m) qu(o)q(ue) valeret / hic Esculapius celatus gloria nostra / Ragusii genitus voluit que(m) grata relatu(m) / esse deos inter veterum sapi(enti)a patrum / humanas laudes sup(er)aret rata q(uod) omnes / Quo melius toti nemo quasi profuit orbi.
In Greek lore he is often portrayed as the physician Aesculapius -- variants of which include Asclepius, Esculapius, and others -- with his snake.
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