our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a


Homeric Hymn to Asclepius

This translation, by Evelyn-White, is in the public domain.

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XVI. To Asclepius

(5 lines)
(ll. 1-4) 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. (l. 5) And so hail to you, lord: in my song I make my prayer to thee!