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WHA_154JN

A healing god to fight the plague. With the plague killing many people in the overcrowded city of Athens during the Peloponnesian War, the cult of the healing god Asklepios soon became popular. In 420/19 BC a sanctuary for Asklepios and Hygeia, the goddess of Health.

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A healing god to fight the plague. With the plague killing many people in the overcrowded city of Athens during the Peloponnesian War, the cult of the healing god Asklepios soon became popular. In 420/19 BC a sanctuary for Asklepios and Hygeia, the goddess of Health.