4. APOLLONIUS BIBLAS (Βιβλᾶς
), lived probably in the second century B. C., and wrote, after Zeno's death, a book in answer to a work which he had composed on the meaning of certain marks (χαρακτῆρες
) that are found at the end of some chapters in the third book of the Epidemics
of Hippocrates. (Gal. Comm. II. in Hippoer. " Epid. III."
§ 5, vol. xvii. pt. i. p. 618.)
It seems most likely that he is not the same person as Apollonius Empiricus. His name is supposed to be connected with the word Βιβλιακός
, and seems to have been given him for being (as we say) a book-worm.