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Between Laodiceia and Carura is a temple of Men Carus, as it is called, which is held in remarkable veneration. In my own time a great Herophileian1 school of medicine has been established by Zeuxis, and afterwards carried on by Alexander Philalethes,2 just as in the time of our fathers the Erasistrateian school3 was established by Hicesius, although at the present time the case is not at all the same as it used to be.4

1 Herophilus was one of the greatest physicians of antiquity. He was born at Chalcedon in Bithynia, and lived at Alexandria under Ptolemy I, who reigned 323-285 B.C. His specialty was dissection; and he was the author of several works, of which only fragments remain.

2 Alexander of Laodiceia; author of medical works of which only fragments remain.

3 Erasistratus, the celebrated physician and anatomist, was born in the island of Ceos and flourished 300-260 B.C.

4 The Greek for this last clause is obscure and probably corrupt. Strabo means either that schools like the two mentioned "no longer arise" or that one of the two schools mentioned (more probably the latter) "no longer flourishes the same as before." To ensure the latter thought Meineke (from conj. of Corais) emends the Greek text.

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