Menodotus of Nicomedia (Greek: Μηνόδοτος ὁ Νικομηδεύς; 2nd century CE), in Bithynia, was a physician and Pyrrhonist philosopher;[1] a pupil of Antiochus of Laodicea; and tutor to Herodotus of Tarsus. He belonged to the Empiric school, and lived probably about the beginning of the 2nd century CE.[2] He refuted some of the opinions of Asclepiades of Bithynia,[3] and was exceedingly severe against the Dogmatists.[4] He enjoyed a considerable reputation in his day, and is several times quoted and mentioned by Galen.[5] He appears to have written some works which are quoted by Diogenes Laërtius, but are not now extant.


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  2. ^ Diogenes Laërtius, ix. §116; Galen, De Meth. Med. ii. 7, Introd. c. 4.; Sextus Empiricus, Pyrrhon. Hypotyp. i. § 222
  3. ^ Galen, De Nat. Facult. i. 14
  4. ^ Galen, De Subfig. Empir. c. 9, 13
  5. ^ Galen, De Cur. Rat. per Ven. Sect. c. 9; Comment, in Hippocr. "De Artic" iii. 62; Comment, in Hippocr. "De Rat. Vict. in Morb. Acut." iv. 17; De Libr. Propr. c. 9; De Compos. Medicam. sec. Locos, vi. i.