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Bacchius
(427 words)

(Βακχεῖος; Bakcheîos).

[German version]

[1] From Tanagra, physician, c. 250-200 BC

of Tanagra. According to Erotian (31,10), B. was a physician and student of Herophilus (Gal. 18 A, 187 K.), active around 250-200 BC. In addition to his writings about pulse theory, pathology, and pharmacology, he also authored his memoirs of Herophilus and the latter's other students. B.'s reputation is largely based upon his glossary …

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Nutton, Vivian (London) and Najock, Dietmar (Berlin), “Bacchius”, 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 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e211660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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