Aesculapius


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son of Apollo

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The Aesculapius Award is designed to promote and to encourage excellence in the communication of good information about healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, and health care treatments," said Dr.
Birmingham, AL: Aesculapius Publishing; 1978:181-196.
The Oath of Hippocrates * I swear by Apollo the physician and AEsculapius and Health (Hygieia) and All-Heal (Panacea) and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this oath and this stipulation--to reckon him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring in the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of my art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others.
The work of physicians however is perhaps more appropriately symbolized by the ancient staff of Aesculapius with its single snake and staff.
Consequently Jesus' healings, "however miraculous in themselves, if they are separated from the prophecies that reveal to us their divinity, would not be able to persuade us of the source of these miracles, since they have a species of similarity with the cures of Aesculapius worked by magic or diabolical virtue" (227).
15) Although the snake-entwined rod is his most characteristic attribute, the serpent and staff are often separate attributes of Aesculapius in classical texts and statuary.
The disciples of Aesculapius, god of medicine contrasted with those of Hygeia, the goddess of health; those intent on curing disease against those devoted to preventing it.
presents it as a certain fact that Apuleius was a priest of Aesculapius, which is a disputed topic; I missed references to the important recent commentary on the Florida by Adolfo La Rocca (2005) and to the well-known article by Rives (1994).
I swear by Apollo the physician, by Aesculapius, by Hygeia, Panacea, and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my best ability and judgment, I will keep this oath and stipulation; to reckon him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents; and to teach them this art if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation, and that by precept, oral teaching and every mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the art to my sons and to those of my teachers, and to the disciples bound by a stipulation and oath, according to the law of medicine, but to no others (Millikin, 1990).
In 1980, he and Robert Beavers, Markopoulos's companion for nearly thirty years and an important filmmaker in his own right, carefully chose a field outside Lyssaraia, the Peloponnesian village where Markopoulos's father was born, as a temenos, or sacred zone, to which pilgrims would journey to see the film in a situation evoking the ritual healing centers devoted to Aesculapius in ancient Greece.
This belief stems from the mythical figure Aesculapius who discovered medicine by watching as one snake used herbs to bring another snake back to life.
Francesco was, as well as a painter, a sculptor (whose unimpressive statue of Aesculapius is in the exhibition), an engineer responsible for Siena's water-supply and an architect of the ducal palace at Urbino.
41) Some provide basic facts about characters: "Calchas, excellent prophet and diviner," "Clytemnestra, wife of Agamemnon," "Vulcan serves as wine-steward and makes the gods laugh when they see that he limps when he walks," "Machaon the doctor, son of Aesculapius Tris[megistus].
42) There was also a measure of fidelity to Aesculapius, the God of Medicine, and the balancing of bodily humors including blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile--the last of which, when used in overabundance, was said to cause meloncholia.
The core of the work starts with a tour of the high town, its buildings and their functions defined by epigraphy and architecture: capitol, early camp, religious zone involving, especially, imported deities--Apollo, Aesculapius (with extensive adjacent baths), Isis and Serapis.