1. A physician of Smyrna, in Lydia. in the second century after Christ, celebrated for his anatomiical knowledge.
He was a pupil of Numisianus (Galen, Comment. in Hippocr. "De Nat. Hom."
2.6. vol. xv. p. 136), and one of Galen's earliest tutors, who went to Smyrna, and resided in his house for some time, on purpose to attend his lectures and those of the Platonic philosopher Albinus, about A. D. 150. (De Anat. Admin.
1.1, vol. ii. p. 217, De Atra Bile,
100.3, vol. v.p. 112, De Locis Affect.
3.11, vol. viii. p. 194, De Libris Propriis,
100.2, and De Ord. Libror. suor,
vol. xix. pp. 16, 17, 57.)
He wrote a work entitled Ἱπποκράτειαι Εἰσαγωγαί
, Introductiones Hippocraticae,
consisting of at least three books (Galen, De Muscul. Dissect.
init. vol. xviii. pt. ii. p. 926), in the second of which he maintained that the brain was the origin not only of the nerves, but also of the veins and arteries, though in another of his works he considered the veins to arise from the liver, like most of the ancient anatomists (Galen, De Hippocr. et Plat. Deer.
6.3, 5. vol. v. pp. 527, 544).
He is several times mentioned in other parts of Galen's writings, and is said by the author of the spurious commentary on the Aphorisms of Hippocrates, that goes under the name of Oribasius (p. 8. ed. Basil. 1535), to have translated the Aphorisms into Latin, word for word.
He is quoted also by Paulus Aegineta (3.20, p. 430), with reference to the treatment of tetanus.