Lessico


Asclepiade il Giovane

Medico greco vissuto a Roma tra il sec. I e il II. autore di un trattato, in dieci libri, sulla composizione dei farmaci, spesso citato ed elogiato da Galeno.

Asclepiades Junior

Asclepiades Pharmacion (Φαρμακίων) or Junior, a physician who must have lived at the end of the first or the beginning of the second century after Christ, as he quotes Andromachus, Dioscorides, and Scibonius Largus (Gal. De Compos. Medicam. sec. Locos, vii. 2, x. 2, vol. xiii. pp. 51, 53, 342; De Compos. Medicam. sec. Gen. vii. 6, vol. xiii. p. 968), and is himself quoted by Galen. He derived his surname of Pharmacion from his skill and knowledge of pharmacy, on which subject he wrote a work in ten books, five on external remedies, and five on internal. (Gal. ibid. vol. xiii. p. 442.) Galen quotes this work very frequently, and generally with approbation.

Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology
William Smith, Boston, 1867