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Asclepius : Collection and Interpretation of the Testimonies - Emma J. Edelstein


Collection and Interpretation of the Testimonies

Paperback Published: 20th March 1998
ISBN: 9780801857690
Number Of Pages: 782
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Throughout nearly all of antiquity, the legendary Greek physician, Asclepius, son of Apollo and Coronis, was not only the primary representative of divine healing, but also so influential in the religious life of later centuries that, as Emma J. Edelstein and Ludwig Edelstein point out, "in the final stages of paganism, of all genuinely Greek gods, he] was judged the foremost antagonist of Christ." Providing an overview of all facets of the Asclepius phenomenon, this book, first published in two volumes in 1945, comprises a unique collection of the literary references and inscriptions in ancient texts -- given in both the original and translation -- to the deity, his life, his deeds, his cult, and his temples, as well as an extended analysis of them.

It will remain the cornerstone for future study. * Philosophical Review * A useful and scholarly work which in certain respects makes considerable contributions to our knowledge and appreciation of Asclepius. -- Martin P. Nilsson * American Journal of Philology *

ISBN: 9780801857690
ISBN-10: 0801857694
Series: Inst History Medicin
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 782
Published: 20th March 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.81 x 16.87  x 3.07
Weight (kg): 1.31