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Galen of Pergamum
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(Γαλήνος; Galḗnos)

[German version]

A. Life

AD 129 to c. 216, Greek doctor and philosopher. As the son of a prosperous architect named Aelius or Iulius Nicon (not Claudius, as older accounts have it), G. enjoyed a wide education, especially in philosophy. When he was 17, Asclepius appeared to Nicon in a dream which turned G…

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Nutton, Vivian (London), “Galen of Pergamum”, 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 16 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e417950>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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