medical title under the Roman Empire signifying, [p. 1.991]
according to Du Cange (Glossar. Med. et Inf. Graecit.
who both taught medicine and also practised it, though it would seem more
natural, from the etymology of the word, to consider it to mean a professor
of medicine. The name is somewhat varied in form by different authors.
Socrates (Hist. Eccles.
7.13) calls Adamantius ἰατρικῶν λόγων σοφιστής.
(s. v. Γέα
) mentions τῶν ἰατρῶν σοφιστής
: Callisthenes (quoted in Du Cange),
: and Theophanes (ibid.
) σοφιστὴς τῆς
Several ancient physicians are called
by this title, e. g. Magnus (Theophilus, Du Urinis,
Cassius, the author of Quaestiones Medicae et