Bacchius of Tanagra

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Bacchius of Tanagra, (or Baccheius, Greek: Βακχεῖος), (3rd century BC), was one of the earliest commentators on the writings of Hippocrates and was a native of Tanagra in Boeotia.[1] He was a follower of Herophilus,[2] and a contemporary of Philinus. Therefore, he must have lived in the 3rd century BC. Of his writings, (which were both valuable and interesting) nothing remains but a few fragments preserved by Erotianus and Galen, by whom he is frequently mentioned.[3]


  1. ^ Erotianus, Gloss. Hippocr.
  2. ^ Galen, Comment. in Hippocr. Aphor., vii. 70. vol. xviii. pt. i.
  3. ^ Erotianus, Gloss. Hippocr.; Galen, Comment. in Hippocr. Epid. VI., i. prooem. vol. xvii. pt. i.; Comment. in Hippocr. de Med. Offic., i. prooem. vol. xviii. pt. ii.