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Ca'ssius Iatrosophista

or CA'SSIUS FELIX, the author of a little Greek medical work entitled Ἰατρικαὶ Ἀπορίαι καὶ Προβλήματα Φυσικά, Quaestiones Medicae et Problemata Naturalia. Nothing is known of the events of his life, nor is it possible to identify him with certainty with any of the individuals of this name. With respect to his date, it can only be said that he quotes Asclepiades, who lived in the first century B. C., and that he is generally supposed to have lived himself in the first century after Christ.


Ἰατρικαὶ Ἀπορίαι καὶ Προβλήματα Φυσικά,

His title Iatrosophista is explained in the Dict. of Ant. His work consists of eighty-four questions on medical and physical subjects, with the solutions, and contains much curious matter.


It was first published in Greek at Paris, 1541, 12mo., and translated into Latin the same year by Hadrianus Junius, Paris, 4to.

A Greek and Latin edition appeared in 1653, 4to. Lips., together with the work of Theophylactus Simiocatta; and the Greek text alone is inserted in the first volume of Ideler's Physici et Medici Graeci Minores, Berol. 1841, 8vo.

The work is also to be found in various old editions of Aristotle.

Further Information

Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. ii. p. 169, ed. vet.; Choulant, Handbuch der Bücherkunde für die Aeltere Medicin.


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