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Andreas, d. 217 BCE  

Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Physician and court doctor of *Ptolemy (1) IV (Philopator), follower of *Herophilus. Works: Νάρθηξ (a pharmacopoeia, with descriptions of plants and roots); Περὶ δακέτων (on snake-bites); Περὶ τῶν ... More

Aretaeus  

William David Ross

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Dec 2015
Aretaeus, of *Cappadocia, medical author, a contemporary of *Galen (c. 150–200 ce), wrote in Ionic in imitation of Hippocrates (2). Works (extant but incomplete): On the Causes and Symptoms of Acute ... More

Morsimus  

Andrew Brown

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Mar 2016
Morsimus, son of *Philocles and great-nephew of *Aeschylus, was an eye-doctor (see ophthalmology) and also a tragic poet, but regarded by *Aristophanes(1) as a particularly bad one ... More

Porphyry, music theory  

Andrew Barker

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Mar 2016
Like many philosophers and Christian fathers, Porphyry was suspicious of real *music but not of musical theory. The introduction to his incomplete Commentary on Ptolemy's Harmonics ... More

Ptolemy (4), Harmonics  

Andrew Barker

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Mar 2016
Ptolemy's Harmonics is outstanding in its field, and significant in the history of scientific thought for its sophisticated blend of rationalist and empiricist methodology. While rejecting ... More

Ptolemy (4), mathematical writer  

G. J. Toomer and Alexander Jones

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Mar 2016
Ptolemy wrote at *Alexandria (1), between 146 ce and c.170, definitive works in many of the mathematical sciences (see mathematics), including *astronomy and *geography. Ptolemy's earliest work, the ... More

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