Criton of Heraclea
Criton of Heraclea[disambiguation needed] (Greek: Κρίτων, Latin: Titus Statilius Crito, T. Statilius Crito) was a 2nd century (c.100 AD) Greek chief physician and procurator of Roman Emperor Trajan (98-117) in the campaign in Dacia.
He wrote a work on Cosmetics in four books, which were very popular in Galen's time and which contained almost all that had been written on the same subject by Heraclides of Tarentum, Cleopatra, and others. The contents of each chapter of the four books have been preserved by Galen, by whom the work is frequently quoted. He wrote also a work on Simple Medicines of which the fourth book is quoted by Galen; he is also quoted by Aëtius and Paul of Aegina, and may perhaps be the person to whom one of the letters of Apollonius of Tyana is addressed.
None of his works seem to be extant, except a few fragments preserved by other authors.
As Trajan's medic, Criton created a mixture consumed daily by the emperor.
Titles of works
- Cosmetics, a medical treatise
- Simple Medicines
- Getica, a work on the history of the Getae
- Bennett, Julian (2001). "VIII Dacicus". Trajan: Optimus Princeps (2nd ed.). Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-21435-1. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
- Escohotado, Antonio (2010). "The Pagan Era". The General History of Drugs. Valparaiso, Chile: Graffiti Militante Press. ISBN 978-0-9820787-3-0. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
- On melancholy by Rufus of Ephesus, Peter E. Pormann
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1867). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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