2. The physician mentioned by Juvenal in his well-known line
" Quot Themison aegros autumno occiderit uno."
is by many commentators (perhaps by most
) considered to be the same person as the founder of the Methodici. However, it seems hardly probable that Juvenal would have cared for satyrizing a physician who was not a contemporary; and therefore perhaps the old scholiast on Juvenal is right in saying that he was " archiater illius temporis," i. e. in the first century after Christ.