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Orly Lewis and Pavel Gregoric

of pneuma in different bodily structures.
 Unfortunately, the works of the main protagonists of these debates in the early Hellenistic period – Praxagoras of Cos, Herophilus of Chalcedon, Erasistratus of Ceos – are now lost. 1 Apart from the later second-hand testimonies of these debates, mostly

Nutton, Vivian (London)

Pavel Gregoric, Orly Lewis and Martin Kuhar

assuming that the air-duct is the only type of structure through which pneuma percolates, whereas neura are not hollow structures through which pneuma could travel, as Herophilus and Erasistratus thought, but a warm and elastic type of structure attached to the bones, as Aristotle thought. Pneuma

David Leith

of Chalcedon and Erasistratus of Iulis on Ceos, working in Alexandria, and perhaps elsewhere, in the first half of the third century bc . 2 I shall argue that it was of fundamental importance to various aspects of the Alexandrian physicians’ thought, most visibly in relation to their methodological

Stückelberger, Alfred (Berne)

[German version] Democritus' bold idea of a theory of atoms, which was taken up by Epicurus in a modified form and described in detail by Lucretius, was not accepted during Antiquity. Even through there are traces of a continuation of Atomism in the work of some Hellenistic physicians (Erasistratus

Nutton, Vivian (London)

investigation into poisons seems to have begun in Alexandria with  Herophilus and  Erasistratus (around 280 BC) and was continued by Apollodorus and Nicander of Colophon (2nd cent. BC), whose Theriaka and Alexip...

Engels, Johannes (Cologne) and Folkerts, Menso (Munich)

Davies 13921, p. 523 LGPN 2, s.v. Leodamas (2) Traill, PAA 605085. [German version] Son of Erasistratus of Acharnae, outstanding Athenian rhetor, student of Isocrates (Plut. Mor. 837D) of a wealthy family;...

Beck, Hans (Cologne) and Nutton, Vivian (London)

(Κλεόφαντος; Kleóphantos). [German version] Son of  Themistocles and Archippe (Plut. Themistocles 32; Pl. Men. 93d-e), was honoured with civic rights in Lampsacus (ATL III,111-3). Davies 6669,VI. [German version] Greek doctor, active c. 270-250 BC, brother of  Erasistratus, pupil of  Chrysippus [3

Anonymi Medici

De Morbis Acutis et Chroniis


Edited by Ivan Garofalo

This volume is the first complete critical edition of the Greek medical work of the 1st century A.D. on acute and chronic diseases, by an anonymous writer commonly known as Anonymus Parisinus Darembergii sive Fuchsii.
The work includes an introduction, a critical text with apparatus and an English translation accompanied by a commentary on textual, linguistic and factual problems. There is an index of Greek words and an index of drugs and foods.
This edition is important both because it is the first complete edition (the former, by Fuchs, being confined to the first half of the work), and because it is based on all four manuscripts that preserve the work (Fuchs employed two of them).


Keith Andrew Stewart

Faculties , where Galen explicitly names On the Nature of Man as a text that should be read by Erasistratus for key information relating to Hippocrates’ superior teleological theory and specifically on the association between black bile and the spleen. However, I have shown that there is no such material