), a native of Seleuceia, and physician to Antiochus the Great, king of Syria, B. C. 223-187, with whom, as appears from Polybius (5.56
), he possessed considerable influence. Mead, in his Dissert. de Nummis quibusdam a Smyrnaeis in Medicorum Honorem percussis,
Lond. 1724, 4to., thinks that two bronze coins, struck in honour of a person named Apollophanes, refer to the physician of this name; but this is now generally considered to be a mistake. (See Dict. of Ant. s. v. Medicus.
) A physician of the same name is mentioned by several ancient medical writers. (Fabricius, Bibl. Gr.
vol. xiii. p. 76, ed. vet.; C. G. Kühn, Additam. ad Elenchum Medicorum Veterum a Jo. A. Fabricio, &c, exhibitum,
Lips. 4to., 1826. Fascic. iii. p. 8.)