A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

(Ἀπολλόδωρος), the name of two physicians mentioned by Pliny (Plin. Nat. 20.13), one of whom was a native of Citium, in Cyprus, the other of Tarentum. Perhaps it was one of these who wrote to Ptolemy, king of Egypt, giving him directions as to what wines he should drink (ibid. 14.9), though to which king of this name his precepts were addressed is not mentioned. A person of the same name wrote a work, Περὶ Μύρων καὶ Στεφάνων, Ointments and Chaplets quoted by Athenaeus (xv. p. 675), and another, quoted by the same author, Περὶ Θηρίων, On Venomous Animals (ibid. xv. p. 681), which is possibly the work that is several times referred to by Pliny. (H. N. 22.15, 29, &c.)