Nicander of Colophon
(538 words)

2nd cent. BC, possibly also 3rd cent. BC;

Greek author of didactic poems.


Two pharmacological didactic poems are extant associated with the name of Nicander: Thēriaká and Alexiphármaka. Other works are only known by their title, or from a few sparse fragments.


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Landfester, Manfred, “Nicander of Colophon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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