History of Medicine


An Open Access Journal

Some evidence of the worship of Apollo Physician (Ietroos) in ancient Greece and the Black Sea Coast

E.S. Naumova

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow Medical University, The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Based on the analysis of some contexts of ancient authors and epigraphic material we are talking about the place that takes the function of Apollo Ietroos in a complex set of Apollo’s functions. This function is recorded as a cult epithet, especially in Istria and Olbia on the Black Sea. And why his son, Asclepius, and his descendants (Hygieia, Panakeya, Machaon, Podalirius) become major deities associated with the functioning of medicine of the temple in ancient Greece.

Keywords: Apollo Ietroos (Physician), epithets of Apollo, Phoibos, light-shadow vocabulary, purification, Olbia, Asclepius


From 2021

The Journal is Published Twice a Year.

Founders of the journal

I.M. Sechenov

For Authors