Asclepius

Asclepius

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The god of medicine Aesculapius, known in Etruscan as Esplace and to the Greeks as Asclepius was a divinity of great importance amonts the Ancient Roman gods though he was in fact “imported”, suggesting that the Romans themselves felt that he was not actually with the from the very beginning. This deity was brought over to Rome from Epidaurus (Greece) on behest of the Sybilline books around 292BC on event of plague outbreak in the city.

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