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Headword: Machaonos. Machaôn
Adler number: mu,300
Translated headword: Machaon's, of Machaon; Machaon
Vetting Status: high
Name of a doctor;[1] also [i.e. so too is] Cheiron, the centaur.[2] "They were whispering to themselves, those practised in the skills of Machaon and Cheiron, that with the exit of the weapon his soul too would pass away".[3]
Greek Original:
Machaonos. Machaôn, onoma iatrou: kai Cheirôn, ho kentauros. diepsithurizon de hôs heautous hoi Cheirônos kai Machaonos technômenoi meletêmata, hôs sunekdêmêsei autôi kai hê psuchê têi tou belous exodôi.
The first of these twin headwords is the genitive case of the name, presumably extracted from the quotation given; the second is the nominative.
[1] In Homer's Iliad.
[2] cf. chi 267.
[3] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.6.5 (on a soldier with multiple wounds).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 March 2009@07:40:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, new note 1, keyword, status) on 19 March 2009@19:29:28.
David Whitehead (adjusted note numbering) on 20 March 2009@04:11:02.
David Whitehead on 9 May 2013@05:24:00.
David Whitehead on 4 July 2015@11:22:16.

Headword: Nikomachos
Adler number: nu,399
Translated headword: Nikomachos, Nicomachus
Vetting Status: high
A doctor, and himself [sc. also] from Stageira;[1] son of Machaon[2] the son of Asclepius;[3] [the man] from whom was descended Nicomachus the father of Aristotle the philosopher, himself also a doctor. He wrote 6 volumes on medicine and 1 on physics.[4]
Greek Original:
Nikomachos, iatros, kai autos Stageiritês, Machaonos tou Asklêpiou huios: ex hou katêgeto Nikomachos, ho patêr Aristotelous tou philosophou, kai autos iatros. egrapsen iatrikôn biblia #2#, kai phusikôn a#.
See already, in brief, under alpha 3929.
[1] A cross-reference back to nu 398.
[2] See mu 300, and generally OCD(4) s.v.
[3] No Suda entry, but see generally OCD(4) s.v.
[4] This final sentence displays confusion with nu 398.
Keywords: biography; geography; medicine; mythology; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 October 2005@05:13:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 23 October 2005@12:17:43.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 24 October 2005@03:00:55.
David Whitehead on 10 June 2013@03:16:02.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2014@04:31:01.

Headword: Podaleirios
Adler number: pi,1840
Translated headword: Podaleirios, Podalirius
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Greek Original:
Podaleirios: onoma kurion.
He and his brother Machaon (mu 300), sons of Asklepios, were amongst the unsuccessful suitors of Helen; he later fought at Troy, cured Philoctetes, etc.: see Perseus Encyclopedia at web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; gender and sexuality; medicine; military affairs; mythology; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 October 2002@07:39:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 6 October 2002@01:18:25.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 19 March 2009@07:21:25.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2013@07:05:29.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 29 January 2016@11:37:02.


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