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date: 25 February 2021


, of Croton, 6th cent. bce
  • Rosalind Thomas


Democedes of *Croton (6th cent. bce), one of the most famous doctors (see medicine) of his time (Hdt. 3. 125), and origin of Croton's medical reputation (Hdt. 3. 131), practised in *Aegina, *Athens, and then for *Polycrates (1) of Samos. After the murder of Polycrates in c.

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