1. a physician, who was a native of Athens, and lived probably in the fourth century B. C., as he is quoted by the comic poet Alexis (ap. Athen. Deipsos.
10.14. p. 419).
He belonged to the medical sect of the Dogmatici (Galen, Introd.
100.4, vol. xiv. p. 683, De Venae Sect. adv. Erasistr.
100.5. vol. xi. p. 163).
He enjoyed a great reputation, and was particularly celebrated for his classification of diseases (Id. ad Glauc. de Meth. Med.
1.1, vol. xi. p. 3).
He wrote a work " On Diet," Περὶ Ἐδεστῶν
, or, according to Galen (De Alim. Facult.
2.61, vol. vi. p. 645), Περὶ Ἐδεσμάτων
, which is several times quoted by Athenaeus (2.54
He wrote another work, *Peri\ *Kwqwnismoov=, " On Tippling" (Id. 1 bid.
11.483), in which he recommended this practice.
He is frequently mentioned by Galen, and generally in iavourable terms; as also by Rufus Ephesius, A. Gellius (13.30
), Soranus (De Arte Obsteir.
pp. 184, 201), Pliny (Plin. Nat. 21.9
), Plutarch (Quaest. Nut.
100.26, vol. v. p. 334, ed. Tauchn.), and Oribasius (Coll. Medic.
8.9, 38, pp. 342, 357).
See also Dietz's Scholia in Hippocr. et Gal.
vol. i. pp. 239, 240, 241; and Matthaei's Collection, entitled " XXI. Vet. et Clar. Medicor. Graec. Opusc." His tomb was still existing in Attica in the time of Pausanias (Att.