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Headword: Νίκανδρος
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:
Νίκανδρος, Ξενοφάνους, Κολοφώνιος, κατὰ δέ τινας Αἰτωλός: ἅμα γραμματικός τε καὶ ποιητὴς καὶ ἰατρός, γεγονὼς κατὰ τὸν νέον Ἄτταλον, ἤγουν τὸν τελευταῖον τὸν Γαλατονίκην, ὃν Ῥωμαῖοι κατέλυσαν. ἔγραψε Θηριακά, Ἀλεξιφάρμακα, Γεωργικά, Ἑτεροιουμένων βιβλία ε#, Ἰάσεων συναγωγήν, Προγνωστικὰ δι' ἐπῶν: μεταπέφρασται δὲ ἐκ τῶν Ἱπποκράτους Προγνωστικῶν: Περὶ χρηστηρίων πάντων βιβλία τρία: καὶ ἄλλα πλεῖστα ἐπικῶς.
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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