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1. A native of AEGAE (but of which place of this name does not appear), who must have lived in or before the ninth century after Christ, as he is quoted by Photius (Biblioth. §§ 185, 211, pp. 129, 168, ed. Bekker), but how much earlier he lived is uncertain. It is not known whether he was himself a physician, but he wrote a work entitled Δικτυακά, in which he discussed various medical questions. It consisted of one hundred chapters, the heads of which have been preserved by Photius, and shew that he wrote both in favour of each proposition, and also against it. The title of his book has been supposed to allude to his teaching his readers to argue on both sides of a question, and thus to catch their hearers, as it were, in a net.

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