). A native of Pergamus, born about A.D. 325, the physician and adviser
of the emperor Julian the Apostate, after whose death (A.D. 363) he was banished by the
emperors Valens and Valentinianus, and lived among the barbarians. He was afterwards recalled.
He seems not to have died before the beginning of the fifth century. At the suggestion of
Julian he composed, on the plan of abstracts from earlier works, a medical treatise (Συναγωγαὶ Ἰατρικαί
) in seventy-two books, of which some
twenty-two are preserved, partly in the Greek original and partly in a Latin rendering. He
himself prepared for his son Eustathius a conspectus (Σύνοψις
) of the larger work in nine books, only part of which has been published.
Another manual of Oribasius is the Εὐπόριστα
, also a
medical treatise, in four books. The best edition of Oribasius is that by Daremberg, in 6
vols. (Paris, 1851-76)