Heraclides of Erythrae

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Heraclides of Erythrae (Greek: Ἡρακλείδης; fl. 1st century BC), a physician of Erythrae in Ionia, who was a pupil of Chrysermus,[1] a fellow-pupil of Apollonius, and a contemporary of Strabo in the 1st century BC.[2] Galen calls him the most distinguished of the pupils of Chrysermus,[1] and mentions a work written by him, On the school of Herophilus (Greek: Περὶ τῆς Ἡροφίλου Αἱρέσεως), consisting of at least seven books. He wrote a commentary on the sixth book of Hippocrates, De Morbis Vulgaribus,[3] but neither this nor any of his writings survive.


  1. ^ a b Galen, De Differ. Puls., iv. 10, vol. viii.
  2. ^ Strabo, xiv.
  3. ^ Galen, Comment. in Hippocr. Epid. VI., i. praef. vol. xvii. pt. i