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16. ΕΙΣ ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΝ

Ἰητῆρα νόσων Ἀσκληπιὸν ἄρχομ᾿ ἀείδειν, υἱὸν Ἀπόλλωνος, τὸν ἐγείνατο δῖα Κορωνίς Δωτίωι ἐν πεδίωι, κούρη Φλεγύου βασιλῆος, χάρμα μέγ᾿ ἀνθρώποισι, κακῶν θελκτῆρ᾿ ὀδυνάων.

5καὶ σὺ μὲν οὕτω χαῖρε, ἄναξ· λίτομαι δέ σ᾿ ἀοιδῆι.

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16. TO ASCLEPIUS

Of Asclepius the healer of sicknesses first I sing, son of Apollo, born in the Dotian Plain to the lady Coronis, daughter of king Phlegyas, a great joy to mankind, the soother of horrid pains.

So I salute you, lord; I supplicate you with my song.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.homeric_hymns_16_asclepius.2003