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Epidauros (Greek: Επίδαυρος): sanctuary of the healing god Asclepius in the northeaster Peloponnese.
- Prehistoric houses
- Originally a sanctuary of Apollo; the temples belonged to the town of Epidauros
- The (originally Thessalian?) cult of Asclepius was added in the s.VI
- Stadium dates back to the s.V: the Asclepian Games were celebrated every four years, nine days after the Isthmian Games
- The cult of Asclepius eclipsed the worship of Apollo in the s.IV BCE (temple of Asclepius 370 BCE)
- At that moment, Epidauros was already recognized as birthplace of the healing god
- Some of the medical (as opposed to magical) expertise of the priests may have come from Egypt via the sanctuary of Asclepius on the isle of Kos
- The priests of Asclepius had a more scientific approach to medicine than was customary in Antiquity
- Theater s.IV; tholos building 360-320 BCE; temple of Artemis second half s.IV
- 293 BCE: Rome asks for a snake from Epidauros
- 86 BCE: Sulla sacks the sanctuary
- Roman baths