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1. A physician at Rome in the first or second century after Christ, attached to the court of one of the emperors (Gal. De Compos. Medicam. sec. Locos, 1.3, vol. xii. p. 445), probably Trajan, A. D. 98-117. He is perhaps the person mentioned by Martial. (Epigr. 11.60. 6.)


None of his works are extant, except a few fragments preserved by other authors.

On Cosmetics (Κοσμητικά

He wrote a work on Cosmetics (Κοσμητικά) in four books, which were very popular in Galen's time (ibid. p. 446) and which contained almost all that had been written on the same subject by Heracleides of Tarentum, Cleopatra, and others.

The contents of each chapter of the four books have been preserved by Galen (ibid.), by whom the work is frequently quoted.


The contents of each chapter of the four books have been inserted by Fabricius in the twelfth volume of the old edition of his Biblioth. Graeca.

On Simple Medicines (Περὶ τῶν Ἁπλῶν Φαρμάκων

He wrote also a work on Simple Medicines (Περὶ τῶν Ἁπλῶν Φαρμάκων) of which the fourth book is quoted by Galen (De Compos. Medicam. sec. Gen. 2.11, 6.1, vol. xiii. pp. 516, 862).

Other fragmentary remains

he is also quoted by Aetius and Paulus Aegineta, and may perhaps be the person to whom one of the letters of Apollonius of Tyana is addressed. (Ep. xvii. ed. Colon. Agripp. 1623, 8vo.)

On Cookery

He is perhaps the author of a work on Cookery, mentioned by Athenaeus. (xii. p. 516.)

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