), an eminent surgeon, born at Sidon in Phoenicia (Galen, De Meth. Med.
6.6, vol. x. p. 454), who practised at Rome with great reputation and success, shortly before the time of Celsus, and therefore probably in the first century B. C. Cels. De Medic.
He wrote some works which are highly praised and several times quoted by Celsus, but of which nothing remains.
He is, perhaps, the same person who is quoted by Pliny (Plin. Nat. 32.24
), Galen (De Compos. Medicam. sec. Locos,
3.3, 5.3, vol. xii. pp. 684, 845), and Scribonius Largus (Scr. Larg. De Compos. Medicam. 70.202
, p. 227).
A Greek fragment by Meges is preserved by Oribasius (Coll. Medic. 44.14)
, and was first published by Cardinal Mai in his collection entitled "Classici Auctores e Codicibus Vaticanis editi," vol. iv. p. 27, Rome, 8vo. 1831
, and is also to be found in Dr. Bussemaker's edition of the forty-fourth book of Oribasius, p. 72, Groning. 1835, 8vo.