مجلة تاريخ المغرب العربي
Volume 3, Numéro 1, Pages 58-80
الكاتب : عينوش Ainouche حسينة Hassina .
Asklepios in Greek, Aesculapius in Latin was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek religion and mythology. He was therefore able to evade death and to bring others back to life from the brink of death and beyond. According to some myths, he was married to Hygia, goddess/ personification of health. In another version, she was his daughter. In Numidia, the third Augustan legion played a great role to improve the cult of the two Greco-Roman divinities. Aesculapius has been assimilated to the punic god Eshmoun and lybian healing god Macurgum at Vaga. Similarly, Hygia was assimilated to lybian goddess Vihinam at Vaga. Aesculapius and Hygia are portrayed in sculpture. Almost all representations look classic with some African’s characteristics.
Aesculapius ; Hygia ; Roman ; Numidia ; Medicine