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Alexias (Greek: Ἀλεξίας) was an ancient Greek physician who was a pupil of Thrasyas of Mantinea, and lived probably around the middle of the 4th century BC.[1] Theophrastus mentions him as having lived shortly before his time, and speaks highly of his abilities and acquirements.[2] He was said to have equalled his master Thrasyas in the science of botany, and to have exceeded him in other areas.[3]


  1. ^ Greenhill, William Alexander (1867). "Alexias". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 128. 
  2. ^ Theophrastus, Hist. Plant. ix. 16. ~ 8
  3. ^ Rose, Hugh James; Henry John Rose (1857). A New General Biographical Dictionary. London. p. 293. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.