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Soranus
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(Σωρανός; ranós) of Ephesus. Physician in Rome around AD 100, principal representative of the medical schools of the Methodists, recognized in the 20th cent. as one of the most significant physicians of Greco-Roman antiquity.

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I. Person

The Suda mentions two people of the same name whose usually accepted identity has not been proved (Σ 851 f. Adler). None of the c. 30 works has been preserved without fragmentation or contamination and many are known only from excerpts or titles; S.'s commentaries a…

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Reus, Werner A., “Soranus”, 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 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1117440>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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