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THERE are no data for determining the place of composition, but the antiquity of the hymn is proved by the citation of 1-3 in the scholia on Pind. Pyth.iii. 14.

The most recent discussion of Asclepius is to be found in Miss Harrison's Prolegomena p. 341 f. For earlier literature see Roscher Lex. and Pauly-Wissowa Real-Encycl. s.v.

[2] Κορωνίς: on the myth of Coronis see Preller-Robert i.^{2} p. 515, A. Walton in Cornell Studies iii. (1894), and for her connexion with the crow (“κορώνη”), Frazer on Paus.ii. 11. 7.

[3] Δωτίῳ ἐΝ Πεδίῳ: from the “Ἤοιαι”; cf. Hes. fr. 76 (ap. Strab. 442, 647) “ οἵη Διδύμους ἱεροὺς ναίουσα κολώνους

Δωτίῳ ἐν πεδίῳ πολυβότρυος ἄντ᾽ Ἀμύροιο
νίψατο Βοιβίαδος λίμνης πόδα παρθένος ἀδμής”. So fr. ap. quaest. conv. 748 B “ἀνὰ Δώτιον ἀνθεμόεν πεδίον”. The locality is described by Strabo 442 “πλησίον τῆς ἄρτι λεχθείσης Περραιβίας καὶ τῆς Ὄσσης καὶ ἔτι τῆς Βοιβηΐδος λίμνης, ἐν μέσῃ μέν πως τῇ Θετταλίᾳ, λόφοις δὲ ἰδίοις περικλειόμενον”. For the myth of the crow which informed on Coronis cf. fr. 125 (schol. on Pind. Pyth.iii. 14 and 48).
Φλεγύου: in Hes. fr. 123 the form is “Φλεγύαο”; the schol. on Pindar cites the Homeric line with the Doric “Φλεγύα”, following Pindar, as Baumeister saw.

[4] Cf. Orac.ed. Hendess 34. 1 “ μέγα χάρμα βροτοῖς βλαστὼν Ἀσκληπιὲ πᾶσιν

ὃν Φλεγυηι?ς ἔτικτεν ἐμοὶ φιλότητι μιγεῖσα
ἱμερόεσσα Κορωνὶς ἐνὶ κραναῇ Ἐπιδαύρῳ” (ap. Paus.ii. 26. 7), ib. 13. 2 “Ἑλένῃ μέγα χάρμα”.

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