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Headword: *ni/kandros
Adler number: nu,374
Translated headword: Nicander, Nikander, Nikandros
Vetting Status: high
Son of Xenophanes; of Colophon (according to some, of Aetolia); simultaneously grammarian and poet and doctor; lived in the reign of the young Attalus, i.e. the last, the victor over the Gauls, who was overthrown by the Romans.[1] He wrote Theriaca, Alexipharmaca, Georgica, 5 books of Transformations, Collection of Cures, Prognostics, in epic verse -- metaphrased from Hippocrates' Prognostics, three books On All Oracles, and very many other works in epic verse.
Greek Original:
*ni/kandros, *cenofa/nous, *kolofw/nios, kata\ de/ tinas *ai)twlo/s: a(/ma grammatiko/s te kai\ poihth\s kai\ i)atro/s, gegonw\s kata\ to\n ne/on *)/attalon, h)/goun to\n teleutai=on to\n *galatoni/khn, o(\n *(rwmai=oi kate/lusan. e)/graye *qhriaka/, *)alecifa/rmaka, *gewrgika/, *(eteroioume/nwn bibli/a e#, *)ia/sewn sunagwgh/n, *prognwstika\ di' e)pw=n: metape/frastai de\ e)k tw=n *(ippokra/tous *prognwstikw=n: *peri\ xrhsthri/wn pa/ntwn bibli/a tri/a: kai\ a)/lla plei=sta e)pikw=s.
RE Nikandros (11); OCD4 Nicander.
[1] Attalus III Philometor of Pergamum (grandson of alpha 4316), reigned 138-133 BC.
Keywords: agriculture; biography; chronology; epic; geography; medicine; military affairs; meter and music; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 20 June 2003@01:47:55.
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William Hutton (cosmetics) on 20 June 2003@02:14:42.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 20 June 2003@03:20:31.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 2 October 2005@11:20:03.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 9 June 2013@07:59:16.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@09:37:53.


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