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(Ἄκεσις). Healing hero in Epidaurus (akéomai ‘healing’), whom the Pergamens equated with Telesphorus, the Sicyonans with Euhamerion (Paus. 2,11,7). The Telephorus hymn inscription of the imperial period, from Athens, IG II/III ed. minor 3,1 4533,36 (Kaibel 1027) [1] also knows of this equation with Telesphoros. The classical form would be Akesios [2].


1 Edelstein, Asclepius Vol. 1, 89 n. 50

2 Schwyzer, Gramm., 1953, 473.

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Acesis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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