Soranus of Ephesus
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b. in Ephesus, active in Rome at the time of the emperors Trajan and Hadrian (late 1st/early 2nd cent.);

Greek physician; most famous representative of the Methodist school of physicians.


Titles of approximately 20 works are confirmed. These range in subject matter from philosophy (4 books on the soul), and linguistic research (etymology of the anatomical terminology)…

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Fischer, Klaus-Dietrich, “Soranus 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 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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