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Oribasius
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Entry Version:

This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Serena Buzzi and published on 04/04/2019.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.

Biography:

Oribasius (Ὀρειβάσιος/Ὀριβάσιος), a famous doctor1 and scholar who lived ca. 320-390 CE, has come to be considered the founder of Byzantine encyclopedism in the area of practical literature (Gebrauchsliteratur: cf. Garzya 1981; Ieraci Bio 1982…

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Buzzi, Serena, “Oribasius”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 24 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Oribasius>
First published online: 2015



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