Asclepius: Collection And Interpretation Of The Testimonies by Emma J. EdelsteinAsclepius: Collection And Interpretation Of The Testimonies by Emma J. Edelstein

Asclepius: Collection And Interpretation Of The Testimonies

byEmma J. Edelstein, Ludwig EdelsteinIntroduction byGary B. Ferngren

Paperback | February 27, 1998

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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.

Emma J. Edelstein (1904-1958), a classical scholar, received her doctorate from the University of Heidelberg in 1933. She is the author of Xenophontisches und platonisches bild des Sokrates. Ludwig Edelstein (1902-1965), professor of classics, philosophy, and the history of medicine, taught at the Johns Hopkins University, the Unive...
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Title:Asclepius: Collection And Interpretation Of The TestimoniesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:782 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:February 27, 1998Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press

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ISBN - 10:0801857694

ISBN - 13:9780801857690

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Legendary ancient Greek physician and healer god Asclepius was considered the foremost antagonist of Christ. Providing an overview of all facets of the Asclepius phenomenon, this work, first published in two volumes in 1945, comprises a unique collection of the literary references and inscriptions in ancient texts to Asclepius, his life, his deeds, cult, temples--with extended analysis thereof

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A useful and scholarly work which in certain respects makes considerable contributions to our knowledge and appreciation of Asclepius.