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Homeric Hymns


To Asclepius
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!

taken from: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?lookup=HH+16+1

This text is based on the following book(s): Anonymous. The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White. Homeric Hymns. Cambridge, MA.,Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1914. OCLC: 41785942 ISBN: 0674990633


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