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Asclepius Collection and Interpretation of the Testimonies

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ISBN-10: 0801857694

ISBN-13: 9780801857690

Edition: 1998

Authors: Emma J. Edelstein, Ludwig Edelstein, Gary B. Ferngren

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/20/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 782
Size: 6.97" wide x 9.92" long x 1.73" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English