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Acu'menus

Ἀκουμενός), a physician of Athens, who lived in the fifth century before Christ, and is mentioned as the friend and companion of Socrates. (Plat. Phaedr. init.; Xen. Memor. 3.13.2.) He was the father of Eryximachus, who was also a physician, and who is introduced as one of the speakers in Plato's Symposium. (Plat. Protag. p. 315c.; Symp. p. 176c.) He is also mentioned in the collection of letters first published by Leo Allatius, Paris, 1637, 4to. with the title Epist. Socratis et Socraticorum, and again by Orellius, Lips. 1815. 8vo. ep. 14. p. 31.

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