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Iatros
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(Greek ἰατρός; iatrós, ‘physician’).

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[2] Epiclesis of Apollo

Epiclesis of  Apollo as healing god, esp. common in the Ionian east and the Greek colonies along the western coast of the Black Sea. In Olbia, Apollo I. has replaced the Milesian Apollo Delphinios from the Hellenistic period. This form of Apollo was adopted as Apollo Medicus in early Republican Rome.

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Iatros”, 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 24 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e521530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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