Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Edited by: Manfred Landfester
The Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts gives a clear overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, translations and comments.

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Nicander of Colophon

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Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
2nd cent. BC, possibly also 3rd cent. BC; Greek author of didactic poems. Works Two pharmacological didactic poems are extant associated with the name of Nicander: Thēriaká and Alexiphármaka. Other works are only known by their title, or from a few sparse fragments. Manuscripts As numerous manuscripts prove, Nicander enjoyed great popularity in medieval Byzantium, but the majority of the large number of manuscripts date from the Renaissance. Works Greek Title Latin Title English Title Dating Brief Description 1 Ἀλεξιφάρµακα / Alexiphármaka ( Alex.) Alexipharmaca Didactic poem ab…