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DIOCLES OF CARYSTUS, (Διοκλῆς ὁ Καρύστιος)

3 entries
  • 7807

Meletius, De natura structuraque hominis opus. Polemonis Atheniensis, Naturae signorum interpretationis. Hippocratis, De hominis structura. Diocles, De tuenda valetudine epistola. Melampus, De nevis corporis tractatus. Omnia haec non prius edita. Nicolao Petreio Corcyraeo interprete.

Venice: Ex officina Gryphii, sumptibus vero Francisci Camotti, 1552.

This collection of Late Antique and Byzantine medicine edited by Nicolas Petreius begins with a Byzantine treatise on anatomy, probably written in the eighth century by Meletius, a Christian monk and physician from Phyrgia (now part of Turkey).

See R. Renehan, “Meletius’ chapter on the eyes: an unidentifed source”, in Symposium on Byzantine Medicine, Washington, D.C. 1984; J. Lascaratos & M. Tsiro, "Ophthalmological ideas of the Byzantine author Meletius," Documenta ophthalmologica, 74 (1990) 31-35.

For Meletius' contributions to cardiology see G. Tsoucalas, T. Mariolis-Sapsakos, and M. Sgantzos, "Meletius the Monk (c. 8th to 9th century AD) and the Blood Circulation" European Heart Journal, 38 ( 2017) 624– 626. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

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Die Fragmente der sikelischen Ärzte Akron, Philistion und des Diokles von Karystos. Herausgegeben von M. Wellmann.

Berlin: Weidmann, 1901.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Hellenistic
  • 6973

Diocles of Carystus: A collection of the fragments with translation and commentary. Volume one: Text and translation. Volume two: Commentary. By Philip J. van der Eijk.

Leiden: Brill, 20002001.

Diocles of Carystus, also known as "the younger Hippocrates", was one of the most prominent medical authorities in late antiquity. He wrote extensively on a wide range of areas such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, therapeutics, embryology, gynaecology, dietetics, foods and poisons. This edition largely supercedes that of Wellmann.

Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Hellenistic