Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns and Homerica/Hymn XVI (To Asclepius)

New Haven: Harvard University Press, page 441



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!