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AESCULAPIUS

"Roman copy of Esculapio or Aesculapius - tipo " (see related A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H), 4th BC Roman replica of a IV c. original - from the Isola Tiberina - Farnese Collection Museo Archeologico Nationale, Naples, Italy

The symbolic portrayal of Aesculapius - a deified mortal honored for his efforts to heal and prolong life - his lack of materialism, firm ethics rooted in the truth (one serpent - an emblem of knowledge), a plain caduceus, or walking stick, indicative willingness to share Medicine with all, and sandals indicative of physicians being "peri-pathetic", or ambulatory. 

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