Alexion
(162 words)

[German version]

[1] Physician and friend of Cicero's

Physician and friend of Cicero's (Cic. Att. 15,1-3) who died suddenly in 44 BC from an undefinable illness. Cicero's grief about the loss of the summus medicus did not deter him from inquiring about whom A. had remembered in his testament.

[German version]

[2] Greek grammarian, 1st cent. AD

(Ἀλεξίων; Alexíōn). Greek grammarian of the 2nd half of the 1st cent. AD, called χωλός (chōlós; the limping one): he author…

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Nutton, Vivian (London) and Montanari, Franco (Pisa), “Alexion”, 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 17 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e114700>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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