Epidaurian snake
by Erasmus

The Epidaurian snake mentioned by Horace is Asclepius, Greek hero and god of healing, whose symbol was a snake, often coiled on a staff, and who originally came into prominence at Epidaurus, the site of his first and principal shrine. He is said to have come to Rome in the form of a snake.

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