Praxagoras
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[German version]

(Πραξαγόρας; Praxagóras) of Cos. Doctor, at the end of the 4th cent. BC, teacher of Herophilus [1], Phylotimus, Pleistonicus and Xenophon. His family claimed its descent from Asclepius; his grandfather who shared the same name and his father, Nicarchus, were likewise doctors. His family continued to be very prominent on Cos for generations [1]. A poem composed by Crinagoras still survives on a statue in his honour (Anth. Plan. 273).

Amongst the works of this doctor are a treatise on therapy in at least 4 books, a work about diseases in at least 3 bo…

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Nutton, Vivian (London), “Praxagoras”, 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 18 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1007760>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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