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Erythraean paean
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A  paean to  Asclepius in dactyls preserved in an inscription from Erythrae [2] (c. 380-360 BC), sung by the community during the sacrifice in the Asclepius cult as an appeal for good health; the inscription contains three other paeans with cult directions. Probably composed as early as the 5th cent. BC, the paean remained popular (numerous inscriptions) in many places until the Imperial period.

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Bibliography

F. Graf, Nordion. Kulte, 1985, 250-257

L. Käppel, Paian, 1992, 189-200; 370-374 (with text, translation, bibliography).

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), “Erythraean paean”, 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 25 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e402210>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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