Zeuxis of Tarentum

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Zeuxis of Tarentum, 3rd century BC, was a physician of the Empiric school, who wrote commentaries on the works of Hippocrates.

He was a native of Tarentum,[1] one of the earliest commentators on the writings of Hippocrates,[2] and also one of the earliest of the Empiric school.[3] He lived after Herophilus, Callimachus,[4] Bacchius,[5] and Glaucias;[6] and apparently before Zeno;[7] and his date may therefore be placed around the middle of the 3rd century BC. He expounded the whole of the Hippocratic Collection,[8] but his commentaries were not much esteemed in Galen's time, and had become scarce.[9]

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  1. ^ Galen, Comment. in Hippocr. Epid. VI., i. praef. vol. xvii. pt. i.
  2. ^ Galen, Comment. in Hippocr. Epid. VI., i. praef. vol. xvii. pt. i.; Comment in Hippocr. De Humor., i. 24, vol. xvi.
  3. ^ Galen, Comment. in Hippocr. Praedict. I., ii. 58, vol. xvi.
  4. ^ Galen, Comment. in Hippocr. Epid. VI., i. 5, vol. xvii. pt. i.
  5. ^ Galen, Comment. in Hippocr. Epid. VI., i. 1, vol. xvii. pt. i.; iv. 9, vol. xvii. pt. ii.
  6. ^ Galen, Comment in Hippocr. De Humor., ii. 30, vol. xvi.; Comment. in Hippocr. Epid. VI., i. praef.; ii. 65, vol. xvii. pt. i.
  7. ^ Erotiani, Gloss. Hippocr.
  8. ^ Galen, Comment. in Hippocr. De Humor., i. praef. 24, vol. xvi.; Comment. in Hippocr. Praedict. I., ii. 58, vol. xvi.; Comment. in Hippocr. De Offic. Med., i. praef. vol. xviii. pt. ii.
  9. ^ Galen, Comment. in Hippocr. Epid. III., ii. 4, vol. xvii. pt. i.

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