"Asclepius" Asklipieion Things to Do Tip by sandysmith

Asklipieion Things to Do: 10 reviews and 10 photos

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In ancient Greece, an asclepieion was a healing temple, sacred to the god Asclepius - the god of medicine. He was served not by priestesses but by a initiated group of Priest Doctors called the Asklepedia of which Hippocrates was a member. Besides treating patients, the Asklepieion also offered sanctuary to whoever asked for refuge.

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  • Updated Jun 1, 2005
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