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Headword: *bw=los
Adler number: beta,482
Translated headword: BĂ´los, Bolus
Vetting Status: high
Of Mendes, a Pythagorean. [He wrote] Concerning the accounts which have come down to our attention from readings, Concerning marvels, Potent Remedies -- it is with regard to sympathies and antipathies of stones in alphabetical order; Concerning the signs of the sun and the moon and the bear and lamp and the [lunar] rainbow.
Greek Original:
*bw=los, *mendh/sios, *puqago/reios. *peri\ tw=n e)k th=s a)nagnw/sews tw=n i(storiw=n ei)s e)pi/stasin h(ma=s a)go/ntwn, *peri\ qaumasi/wn, *fusika\ dunamera/: e)/xei de\ peri\ sumpaqeiw=n kai\ a)ntipaqeiw=n li/qwn kata\ stoixei=on: *peri\ shmei/wn tw=n e)c h(li/ou kai\ selh/nhs kai\ a)/rktou kai\ lu/xnou kai\ i)/ridos.
From Mendes in Egypt, he lived during the third century BCE and wrote on magic and pharmacology. He is now thought to be the same person as Bolus the Democritean (beta 481): see OCD(4) p.239.
Keywords: biography; geography; medicine; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2002@00:16:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 11 June 2002@00:38:56.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; augmented note; cosmetics) on 11 June 2002@03:22:08.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 3 June 2012@06:40:25.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2014@05:49:04.


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