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Olympius
(422 words)

(Ὀλύμπιος; Olýmpios).

[German version]

[1] Court doctor of Constantine [2] II, 4th cent.

Doctor, friend (and pupil) of Libanius, whom he treated in AD 354 for pains in the head and kidneys. In the two years that followed he visited Rome from where he returned to Constantinople and became court physician to Constantine [2] II (Lib. Ep. 51; 65; 353; 534; 539).

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Nutton, Vivian (London) and Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main), “Olympius”, 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 12 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e830530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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