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  • Facing the AEsculapius was another door, and as Wyant put his hand on the bell-rope he remembered his unknown friend's injunction, and rang twice.

    The House of the Dead Hand

  • A Macedonian colony was established there (Strabo, XIII, 4); several divinities were worshipped there, such as AEsculapius, Bacchus, Artemis, above all

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • He was timidly unhappy; for Li Faa, having ascertained that Mrs. Tai Fu was at the temple of the Chinese AEsculapius making a food offering of dried duck and prayers for her declining health, had taken advantage of the opportunity to call upon him in his store.


  • Alexander ordered the temples of AEsculapius to be burned when his dear friend died.

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • Now there was something low, mean, unprofessional, and democratic in this; so, at least, said the children of AEsculapius gathered together in conclave at

    Doctor Thorne

  • AEsculapius, and who is represented on monuments holding a serpent in one hand, and in the other a cup out of which the serpent sometimes drinks; but rather of Hebe, cup-bearer to Jupiter, who was the daughter of Juno and wild lettuce, and who had the power of restoring gods and men to the vigor of youth.


  • Which that they should do, the nobleness of their art doth deserve: well shadowed by the poets, in that they made AEsculapius to be the son of [the] sun, the one being the fountain of life, the other as the second-stream; but infinitely more honoured by the example of our Saviour, who made the body of man the object of His miracles, as the soul was the object of His doctrine.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Then Lucan threw a lance; but AEsculapius came unseen and turned off the point.

    The Battle of the Books

  • For you know how many sons your esteemed writers ascribed to Jupiter: Mercury, the interpreting word and teacher of all; AEsculapius, who, though he was a great physician, was struck by a thunderbolt, and so ascended to heaven; and Bacchus too, after he had been torn limb from limb; and Hercules, when he had committed himself to the flames to escape his toils; and the sons of

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • -- The devil, since he emulates the truth, has invented fables about Bacchus, Hercules, and AEsculapius.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus


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