The Problemata by Cassius Iatrosophist: Problems of Dating and New Discoveries

Daniela Manetti

Abstract


Nothing is known about Cassius iatrophist, author of a collection of problemata, which is medical oriented but has often affinities with the analogous texts of Pseudo-Aristoteles and Pseudo-Alexander of Aphrodisia. This is a provisory survey of the elements for a possible datation: as the surname of the author suggests a late compilation, the content of some problems has very high value and reveals surprisingly a close connection between ancient medicine and philology. 


Key words: Cassius iatrosophistes - Compilation - Source analysis Medicine - Erudition 



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