Rufus (Rhuphos) of Ephesus
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b. ca. AD 80 in Ephesus;

d. ca. AD 150;

Greek physician; practised in Ephesus, but presumably spent some time in Egypt.


Of his more than three dozen works, few have survived in the original Greek, others only in excerpts in later compilations or in Arabic or Latin translations.


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Ἰατρικὰ ἐρωτήµατα/Iatrikà erōtḗmata

Quaestiones medic…

Cite this page
Fischer, Klaus-Dietrich, “Rufus (Rhuphos) of Ephesus”, 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 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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