), a Syrian physician at Constantinople about the middle of the sixth century after Christ.
He pretended to be a very subtle and acute philosopher, and went to Persia, where he obtained great favour and influence with Chosroes; but Agathias, from whom we learn these particulars, gives him a very indifferent character, and compares him to Thersites, for his love of wrangling. (Hist.,
ii. sub fin.)