Xenocrates of Aphrodisias

Xenocrates of Aphrodisias in Wikipedia

Xenocrates (Greek: Ξενοκράτης; 1st century) a Greek physician of Aphrodisias in Cilicia,[1] who must have lived about the middle of the 1st century, as he was probably a contemporary of Andromachus the Younger.[2] Galen says that he lived in the second generation before himself.[3] He wrote some pharmaceutical works, and is blamed by Galen[3] for making use of disgusting remedies, for instance, human brains, flesh, liver, urine, excrement, etc. One of his works was entitled On Useful Things from Living Beings (Greek: Περὶ τῆς ἀπὸ τῶν Ζώων Ὠφελείας).[4] He is several times quoted by Galen, and also by Clement of Alexandria;[5] Artemidorus;[6] Pliny;[7] Oribasius;[8] Aetius;[9] and Alexander of Tralles.[10] Besides some short fragments of his writings there is extant a synopsis of a work on marine creatures, (Greek: Περὶ τῆς ἀπὸ τῶν Ἐνύδρων Τροφῆς) preserved by Oribasius.

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Xenocrates in Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)

A Greek physician of Aphrodisias, a work of whose is still remaining, on the food afforded by fishes. It is edited by Coray (Paris, 1814).

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