Hicesius (physician)

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Hicesius, (Greek: Ἱκέσιος), a Greek physician, who lived probably at the end of the 1st century BC, as he is quoted by Crito,[1] and lived shortly before Strabo. He was a follower of Erasistratus, and was at the head of a celebrated medical school established at Smyrna.[2] He is several times quoted by Athenaeus, who says that he was a friend of the physician Menodorus;[3] and also by Pliny, who calls him "a physician of no small authority."[4] There are extant two coins struck in his honour by the people of Smyrna.


  1. ^ ap. Galen, De Compos. Medicam. sec. Gen., v. 3, vol. xiii.
  2. ^ Strabo, xii.
  3. ^ Athenaeus, ii. 59
  4. ^ Pliny, H. N., xxvii. 14