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Sabi'nus

*Sebi=nos), a physician, and one of the most eminent of the ancient commentators on Hippocrates, who lived before Julianus (Galen, Adv. Julian. 100.3. vol. xviii. pt. i. p. 255), and was tutor to Metrodorus (id. Comment. in Hippoor. "Epid. III." 1.4. vol. xvii. pt. i. p. 507, 8), and Stratonicus (id. de Atra Bile, 100.4. vol. v. p. 119), and must therefore have lived about the end of the first century after Christ. Galen frequently quotes him, and controverts some of his opinions, but at the same time allows that he and Rufus Ephesius (who is commonly mentioned in conjunction with him) comprehended the meaning of Hippocrates better than most of the other commentators (Galen, de Ord. Libror. suor. vol. xix. p. 58: comp. Comment. in Hippocr. "Epid. VI." ii. vol. xvii. pt.i. p. 849.) It is not known whether Sabinus commented on the whole of the Hippocratic Collection; the quotations, &c. in Galen only relate to the Aphorisms, Epidemics, de Natura Hominis, and de Humoribus ; and Aulus Gellius has preserved a fragment of his commentary on the treatise de Alimento (3.16). See Littré's Oeuvres d'Hippocr. vol. i. p. 101, &c.

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