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

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Nicander of Colophon
(538 words)

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 manu…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Nicander of Colophon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0151>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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