Asclepius, Nicholas a Hessian theologian, surnamed Barbatus, was a native of Cassel. He was first master of the school at Homberg; then professor at Marburg, shortly after the foundation of that university. He died March 20,1571. Among his works are, De Antiquo et Profundo Concilio Dei Exegesis tam Pia quam Erudita in Prosam de Divisione Apostolorum Cantari Solitam et ad Puerorum Usum Ostenso Artijicio, et ad eorum Gloriam Conscripta, qui in Ministerio VerbiJfdeliter laborant (Frankfort, 1553):-Periochce Dodecastichce, Summamr singulorum Capitumn, Actorum Apostolicorum a Luca Evangelista Conscriptorum Mira Brevitate, verum multce Eruditionis Recessu Continentes (Marburg, 1558). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.