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Akumenos [aus Athen]

(61 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London)
[English version] Arzt des späten 5. Jh. v. Chr. Als Vater des Arztes Eryximachos, der mit Sokrates und Phaidros befreundet war, taucht A. kurz als fiktiver Gesprächspartner in Plat. Phaidr. 268a und 269a auf, um die These zu unterstreichen, die ärztliche Kunst umfasse mehr als lediglich das aus Büchern und von Lehrern gewonnene Wissen. Nutton, Vivian (London)

Largius Designatianus

(89 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London)
[English version] Medizinschriftsteller, 4. Jh. n.Chr., Verf. einer lat. Paraphrase eines griech. Briefes an einen (nicht näher bestimmten) König Antigonos, der unter dem Namen des Hippokrates [6] überl. ist und einen Diätplan sowie Therapieempfehlungen für Kopf-, Brust-, Bauch- und Nierenkrankheiten enthält. Diese Paraphrase hat sich in der Einleitung zu einer medizinischen Abh. von Marcellus Empiricus erh., wo ihr ein Brief des L. an seine Söhne vorangestellt ist. Es ist wahrscheinlich, daß beid…

Hikesios

(103 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London)
[English version] Griech. Arzt, Oberhaupt einer erasistrateischen Schule in Smyrna, frühes 1. Jh. v.Chr. (Strab. 12,8,20); schrieb über Diätetik (Plin. nat. 14,130; 20,35; 27,31), Embryologie (Tert. de anima 25) und Zahnschmerz (Plin. 12,40). Erfinder eines berühmten schwarzen Pflasters, das “bei jeder Wundart helfe” (Galen 13,787). Galen, der vier verschiedene Rezepturen für dieses Mittel anführt (13,780; 787; 810; 812) und dabei auf vier Autoren (Andromachos [5] d.J., Heras, Herakleides [27] und…

Krankenhaus

(539 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) RWG
[English version] In der Spätant. war das K. ein Ort innerhalb eines rel. geprägten Umfeldes, an dem man sich um Notleidende einschließlich alter und kranker Menschen kümmerte. Im Früh-MA entstanden entlang der großen Pilgerrouten Ketten kleinerer Herbergen. Viele Benediktinerklöster verfügten über eigene Krankenstationen, die auch den Bedürfnissen einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit gedient haben mögen. Vom 11. Jh. an wurden K. unter dem erneuten Einfluß des östl. Mittelmeerraums - allerdings ohne Bin…

Anonymus Londiniensis

(475 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London)
[English version] Der Papyrus inv. 137 der British Library in London ist der wichtigste überlieferte medizinische Papyrus. Er wurde Ende des 1., Anf. des 2. Jh. n. Chr. geschrieben und gliedert sich in drei Teile: Sp. 1-4,17 enthalten eine Reihe von Definitionen, die sich auf die páthē von Körper und Seele beziehen (vgl. die Diskussion bei Gal. meth. med. 1); in Sp. 4,21-20,50 finden sich unterschiedliche Ansichten über Krankheitsursachen; die Spalten 21,1-39,32 behandeln die Physiologie. Die Schrift sowie viele interne Charakteristika deut…

Antidotarium

(260 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London)

Iakobos Psychrestos

(100 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London)
[English version] Arzt, Sohn des Hesychios von Damaskos, wechselte im frühen 6. Jh. n.Chr. den Wohnsitz, um in die Arztpraxis seines Vaters in Konstantinopel einsteigen zu können. Er behandelte Kaiser Leo und wurde comes und archiatros (Chr. pasch. 8254a; Malalas, Chronographia 370 Dindorf; Photios, Bibliotheca 344A). Als paganer Philosoph, der in Athen und Konstantinopel mit Statuen geehrt wurde, befahl er den Reichen, den Armen zu helfen, die er im übrigen ohne Honorar behandelte. Sein Spitzname leitet sich …

Lippitudo

(162 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London)
[English version] Durch Exsudation gekennzeichnete Augenkrankheit, die eine Vielfalt spezifischer Erkrankungen wie Trachom und Konjunktivitis umfaßt. Eine trockene Variante der l., die xerophthalmía, bei der die eiternden Augen über Nacht verkleben, ist ebenfalls beschrieben (Celsus, De medicina 6,6,29). Celsus [7] (ebd. 6,6,2) berichtet von einer Vielzahl von Salben und sonstigen Mitteln gegen die l., eine ungemein verbreitete Krankheit; dies findet Bestätigung in den zahlreichen sog. “Okulistenstempeln”…

Melancholy

(1,547 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Blamberger, Günter
Nutton, Vivian (London) [German version] I. Medicine (CT) In the 5th cent. AD, the originally Galenic notion (Galenism) that melancholy was a temperament ruled by black bile, one of the four main humours, irreversibly merged with the older notion of a specific illness by that name. In that way, black bile had come to be seen as the most dangerous bodily fluid, and melancholics seemed more than ever afflicted with all kinds of diseases. Isidorus [9] Etymologiae X 176, derived the term

Ne(i)leus

(207 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
[German version] [1] Founder of Miletos (Νειλεύς/ Neileús; Νηλεύς/ Nēleús; Νείλεως/ Neíleōs). Mythical founder of the city of Miletus [2]; from Pylos; son of the Attic king Codrus, brother of Medon [5]; since he is second to his brother in the succession, he leaves Attica with a group of Athenians und Ionians from Pylos, settles the Ionian cities in Asia Minor, founds Miletus and the Milesian dynasty of rulers. His son Aepytus founds Priene (Hellanicus FGrH 125 F 10; Hdt. 9,97; Callim. Iambi fr. 191,76; Str. 14,1,3; Paus. 7,2,1ff). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Greek surgeon a…

Philaretus

(367 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum)
(Φιλάρετος; Philáretos). [German version] [1] Greek writer on medicine Greek writer on medicine. A text which bears P.’s name and ultimately goes back to Galen’s theories about the pulse, is a Byzantine revision (from the 9th cent.?) of the text De pulsibus ad Antonium (= Gal. 19,629-642 K.) which was influenced by pneumat (Pneumatists). Whether or not P. was the author of the original text or the revised version, is a matter of controversy. A connection with Philagrius cannot be ruled out as his name is occasionally misrepresented in P.…

Philotas

(583 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Φιλώτας; Philṓtas). [German version] [1] Macedonian nobleman, 4th cent. BC Eldest son of Parmenion [1]; following Philippus' [I 4] II marriage to Cleopatra [II 2] P. stood by him against Alexander [4] the Great in the Pixodarus affair. After Philip’s death (336 BC) and the murder of Attalus [1] by Parmenion [1], P. was promoted to the command of the hetaíroi , whom he led in the great battles against the Persians. In autumn 330 BC his brother Nicanor [1] died. P. remained behind for the funeral while Alexander continued the march. …

Dieuches

(444 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Hidber, Thomas (Berne)
(Διεύχης; Dieúchēs). [German version] [1] Physician and author of medical texts Physician and author of medical texts in the 4th and possibly even the early 3rd cent. BC. He viewed the human body from the perspective of the four elementary qualities (Gal. 10,452), approved of bloodletting (11,163) and was positively disposed towards anatomy (11,795). He became particularly respected for his methods of treatment (Gal. 10,28; 11,795), especially because of greater care in prescribing dangerous medication (Or…

Stertinius

(262 words)

Author(s): Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
Three bearers  of the Italic gens name S. are known from the late Republic. [German version] [1] S., L. Held a pro-consular imperium over Hispania Ulterior By popular vote a pro-consular imperium over Hispania Ulterior was transferred to him for 199 BC (Liv. 31,50,10-11 and [1]), and he returned in 196 with such great booty that he was able to have three arches built in Rome (Liv. 33,27,3-4); In 196 he was a member of a commission to re-organize Greece (Pol. 18,48,2 and [2]). Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] S., C. Praetor of Sardinia in 188 BC Praetor of Sardinia in 188 BC …

Themison

(339 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Θεμίσων; Themísōn). [German version] [1] Tyrant from Eretria [1], 4th cent. BC Tyrant of Eretria [1], who occupied Oropus in 366 BC with some of the town’s exiles. The people controlling the operation were based in Thebes, and assistance also came from there in order to fend off an Athenian counter-attack. After an arbitration tribunal the pólis went to the Thebans, who maintained T.’s regime (Diod. Sic. 15,76,1; Dem. Or. 18,99; Xen. Hell. 7,4,1). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography J. Buckler, The Theban Hegemony, 1980, 193 f. [German version] [2] Th. from Laodicea Greek doctor, …

Philistion

(546 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Furley, William D. (Heidelberg)
(Φιλιστίων; Philistíōn). [German version] [1] P. of Locri Greek physician, 4th cent. BC Physician from Locri in Italy, active around 364 BC. He is said by Plato's 2nd letter to have been the personal physician of Dionysius [2] II at Syracuse in that year. However, a fragment of the comic poet Epicrates [4] (Ath. 2,59c) has been plausibly interpreted to mean that he arrived at Athens soon after this. He wrote about dietetics, pharmacology and surgery. The Anonymus Londiniensis (20,25ff. = fragment 4 Wellmann) preserves a detaile…

Alcon

(290 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Ἄλκων; Álkōn). [German version] [1] Figure of Greek myth: son of Erechtheus Son of Erechtheus, who fled to Chalcis. Father of Chalciope (Proxenus FGrH 425 F 2), or son of the Euboean hero Abas (Ephorus F 33). He sends his son Phalerus, who in Phalerum is venerated as a hero, along on an Argonaut journey (Apoll. Rhod. 1,95; Hyg. Fab. 14); according to Orph. Arg. 144 Phaleros comes instead from Mysia and founds the Thessalian city of Gyrton. Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) [German version] [2] Figure of Greek myth: son of Hippocoon of Amyklai Son of Hippocoon of Amyclae (Apollod. 3,124), kille…

Ninyas

(175 words)

Author(s): Frahm, Eckart (Heidelberg) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Νινύας; Ninýas). [German version] [1] Son of Ninus [1] In Graeco-Roman sources, son of the Assyrian King Ninus [1] and Semiramis, whom he succeeded on the throne. According to the report of Diod. (2,20f.), based on Ctesias, he was of an effeminate nature like Sardanapallus (Assurbanipal), and took no part in military campaigns. N., whose name derives from the toponym Nini(w)e (Niniveh; Ninus [2]), is largely a legendary figure; he is not mentioned in the cuneiform sources. Frahm, Eckart (Heidelberg) Bibliography 1 E.F. Weidner, s.v. N., RE 17, 643f. 2 G. Pettinato, Semiramis, 1988,…

Antyllus

(426 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Ἄντυλλος; Ántyllos). [German version] [1] Grammarian and rhetor of unknown time Grammarian and rhetorician of unknown time (Suda). He authored a biography of Thucydides, which was used by Marcellinus in his Thucydides-Vita (22, 36, 55), and a commentary to Thucydides, which was used and quoted in a number of scholia (to 1,2,3; 3,95,1; 4,19,1 and 28,2). Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) Bibliography F. Goslings, Observationes ad Sch. in Thuc., 1874, 54 ff. R. Tosi, Scolifantasma tucididei, 1983. [German version] [2] Greek physician and surgeon of the imperial period Greek physician and surgeon who lived between Antigenes (late 1st cent. AD) and Oribasius (mid 4th cent.) and who was familiar with the teachings of the pneumatists and also with humoral pathology [7]. He wrote about treatment methods, especially baths, and gave useful advice about how to furnish sick rooms, how to set up sanitary army camps, and how to prepare and use ointments, eye solutions, pessaries and balsam. He also wrote at length about physical exercise and the various kinds of sports …
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