Joannes GALENUS61. GALENUS (Γαληνός) or PEDIASIMUS (Πεδιάδιμος); also called POTHUS (Πόθος), and HYPATUS (s. PRINCEPS) PHILOSOPHORUM (Γπατος τῶν Φιλοδόφων). He was Chartophylax, keeper of the records of the province of Justiniana Prima, and of all Bulgaria, under the emperor Andronicus Palaeologus the Younger (A. D. 1328-1341).
WorksJoannes Galenus was a man of varied accomplishments, as his works show, and the eminence which he attained among his countrymen is evinced by his title of " Chief of the Philosophers." He wrote:
Ἐξήγησις εἰς τὴν τοῦ Θεοκρίτου Σύριγγα, Exegesis in Theocriti Syringem.
EditionsThis was first published by Henry Stephens in his smaller edition of Theocriti aliorumque Poetarum Idyllia, 12mo., Paris, 1579 : it is reprinted in Kiessling's edition of Theocritus, 8vo., Leipzig, 1819.
2.Scholia Graeca in Oppiani Halieuticas. De Piscilus.
EditionsHarles thinks the scholia published by Conrad Rittershusius with his edition of Oppian, 8vo., Leyden, 1597, are those of Joannes Galenus.
3. ΠόθοςΠόθος, Desiderium, a short iambic poem in two parts, respectively entitled Περὶ γυναικὸς κακῆς, De Muliere mala, and Περὶ γυναικὸς ἀγαθῆς, De Muliere bona.
EditionsThese verses were first published by Lucas Holstenius in his edition of Demophili, &c. Sententiae Morales, 12mo., Rome, 1638. They were reprinted by Gale in his Opuscula Mythologica, Ethica, Physica, 8vo., Cambr. 1671; and by Fabricius in his Bibl. Gr. vol. xiii. p. 576, ed. vet. It is from the title of these verses that Joannes is thought to derive his surname of Pothus.
Περὶ τῶν δώδεκα ἄθλων τοῦ Ἡρακλέους, De Duodecim Labores Herculis.