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(Arabic Ahrun ibn Ayan al-Qass (Ibn an-Nadīm, Fihrist 297,3-5); Greek Ἄῤῥων; Árrhōn [2]), Christian physician and presbyter in Alexandria. In the 6th or early 7th cent., A. wrote a Greek medical handbook with 30 sections in the environment of the Alexandrian School [1] already captured by Islamic troops (Pandectae medicae, the Greek title might have been Σύνταγμα/Sýntagma [5. 88]), a work which apparently no longer had any resonance in Greco-Byzantine sources and was lost. A certain Gōsiōs first created a Syriac translation (Barhebrae…

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Schulze, Christian (Bochum), “Ahron”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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