CALLIMACHUS' EPIGRAM 46 AND PLATO: THE LITERARY PERSONA OF THE DOCTOR*

@article{Faulkner2011CALLIMACHUSE4,
  title={CALLIMACHUS' EPIGRAM 46 AND PLATO: THE LITERARY PERSONA OF THE DOCTOR*},
  author={Andrew Faulkner},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={2011},
  volume={61},
  pages={178 - 185}
}
  • A. Faulkner
  • Published 1 May 2011
  • Medicine
  • The Classical Quarterly
At the beginning of his eleventh Idyll, which narrates the love of the grotesque Polyphemus for the sea nymph Galatea, Theocritus addresses Nicias of Miletus, presumably a close acquaintance of the poet. Nicias is mentioned by Theocritus also in Idylls 13 and 28 (in the latter along with his wife Theugnis), as well as in Epigram 8. On three of these occasions, Theocritus makes a special point of Nicias’ profession of doctor, and the scholia report that Nicias was associated with the famous… 
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