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Rufus

1. Menius Rufus, (Μήνιος Ῥοῦθος),1 must have lived some time in or before the first century after Christ, as he is mentioned by Asclepiades Pharmacion (ap. Gal. De Compos. Medicam. sec. Gen. 7.12, vol. xiii. p. 1010). He is perhaps the same person who is quoted by Andromachus (ap. Gal. De Compos. Medicam. sec. Loc. 7.5, vol. xiii. p. 92) simply as Rufus. Perhaps also, if the date commonly assigned to Rufus Ephesius be correct, he is the physician quoted with approbation by Servilius Damocrates (ap. Gal. De Antid. 2.2, vol. xiv. p. 119).

1 It is not quite certain that Menius Rufus was a physician at all, as Asclepiades does not say that he was the author of the medical prescription which he quotes, but that he made use of it

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