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    DescriptionThroughout 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.


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    Title
    Asclepius
    Subtitle
    Collection and Interpretation of the Testimonies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Emma J. Edelstein, By (author) Ludwig Edelstein, Introduction by Gary B. Ferngren
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 179 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,306 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801857690
    ISBN 10: 0801857694
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFCX, PDA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: MBX
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A65090000
    DC22: 291.211
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004180
    DC22: 291.2/11
    B&T Approval Code: A65060000
    DC21: 610.938
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    LC classification: BL820.A4 E37 1998, 97044543
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PDA, JBCC9, NHC, MBX
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    27 February 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    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 University of Washington, the University of California, and the Rockefeller Institute (later Rockefeller University). He is the author of The Hippocratic Oath: Text, Translation, Interpretation, The Idea of Progress in Classical Antiquity, and The Meaning of Stoicism. Gary Ferngren is professor of history at Oregon State University.
    Review quote
    "It will remain the cornerstone for future study."--'Philosophical Review' "A useful and scholarly work which in certain respects makes considerable contributions to our knowledge and appreciation of Asclepius."--Martin P. Nilsson, 'American Journal of Philology'
    Back cover copy
    Throughout nearly all of antiquity, the legendary Greek physician, Asclepius, son of Apollo and Coronis, was the primary representative of divine healing. He remained 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". First published in two volumes in 1945, the Edelsteins' classic study provides an overview of all facets of the Asclepian phenomenon. The book makes available a unique collection of the literary references and inscriptions in ancient texts to the deity, his life, his deeds, his cult, and his temples - each given in both the original and translation and accompanied by extended analysis and commentary.