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Headword: *menekra/ths
Adler number: mu,602
Translated headword: Menekrates, Menecrates
Vetting Status: high
Of Syracuse,[1] a doctor. This man used to take no fee for his treatment; for what he treated was the sacred disease,[2] and he insisted that those being treated agree [to become] his slaves. Himself he called Zeus, and to each of those who had been cured by him he gave the name of [other] gods: Hermes in one case, Apollo in another.
Greek Original:
*menekra/ths, *surakou/sios, i)atro/s. ou(=tos de\ misqo\n me\n ou)de/na e)komi/zeto th=s qerapei/as: e)qera/peue ga\r th\n i(era\n no/son, dou/lous de\ au(tou= o(mologei=n tou\s qerapeuome/nous a)ph/|tei kai\ *di/a e(auto\n e)ka/lei, qeou\s de\ tou\s i)aqe/ntas u(p' au)tou=, tiqei\s e(ka/stw| proshgori/an, tw=| me\n *(ermou=, tw=| de\ *)apo/llwnos.
C4 BC. A summary of part of the dossier of material on Menekrates in Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 7.289A-290A (7.33-35 Kaibel), at 289A-C.
[1] In Sicily.
[2] Epilepsy.
Keywords: biography; economics; ethics; geography; medicine; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 September 2001@03:06:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 27 September 2001@18:11:44.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 5 December 2005@08:37:27.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 7 July 2009@10:23:08.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2011@04:25:42.


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