Portrait of Seven Notable Greek Physicians & Botanists

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Illustration

Arienne King
by Lewenstein
published on 15 April 2019

An illustration of seven noted physicians and botanists from ancient Greece in the Vienna Dioscurides(aka the Juliana Anicia Codex), a 6th Century CE Byzantine manuscript of De Materia Medica by Dioscurides (c. 40 - 90 CE). The illustration features Galen (c. 131 - 200 CE) as the only seated figure, flanked by Krateuas (c. 2nd Century BCE) on his left and Dioscurides on his right. In the second row, from left to right, are Apollonius Mus (c. 1st Century BCE) and Nicander (c. 2nd Century BCE). In the third row, from left to right, are Andreas (c. 4th Century CE) and Rufus of Ephesus c. late 1st Century CE - c. early 2nd Century CE).

The manuscript is part of the collection of the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

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APA Style

Lewenstein, . (2019, April 15). Portrait of Seven Notable Greek Physicians & Botanists. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10465/portrait-of-seven-notable-greek-physicians--botani/

Chicago Style

Lewenstein, . "Portrait of Seven Notable Greek Physicians & Botanists." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 15, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10465/portrait-of-seven-notable-greek-physicians--botani/.

MLA Style

Lewenstein, . "Portrait of Seven Notable Greek Physicians & Botanists." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Apr 2019. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

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