a son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle who commanded the second expedition against Thebes. He killed his mother for sending his father to certain death and was driven mad by the Furies.
Historical Examples

She asks for the necklace and Alcmaeon goes back to get it from Arsinoë.
Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray

Alcmaeon is considered in the companion chapter on Greek Medicine.
The Legacy of Greece Various

Alcmaeon, the head, for that is the commanding and the principal part of the body.
Essays and Miscellanies Plutarch

It led to the death of Eriphyle, of Alcmaeon, of Phegeus and his sons.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8 Various

Alcmaeon says that a moist warmth in the tongue, joined with the softness of it, gives the difference of taste.
Essays and Miscellanies Plutarch

Alcmaeon slew his mother and became in consequence mad and accursed.
Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray

However, Alcmaeon’s sin was too great for any such cleansing.
Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray

Alcmaeon introduced also the doctrine that health depends on harmony, disease on discord of the elements within the body.
The Legacy of Greece Various

Alcmaeon, that they receive their nourishment from every part of the body; as a sponge sucks in water.
Essays and Miscellanies Plutarch

The first Greek anatomist, however, who is recognized as such, is said to have been Alcmaeon.
A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5) Henry Smith Williams

Alcmaeon Alc·mae·on (ālk-mē’ən), fl. sixth century b.c.

Greek physician and philosopher. He was the first known anatomist and probably the first to perform scientific dissections of human bodies.


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