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16. To Asclepius

By Anonymous
Translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White1914

#TO ASCLEPIUS

(1–5) I begin to sing of Asclepius, son of Apollo and healer of sicknesses. In the Dotian plain fair Coronis, daughter of King Phlegyas, bare him, a great joy to men, a soother of cruel pangs. And so hail to you, lord: in my song I make my prayer to thee!