Heinrich von Staden is Professor Emeritus of Classics and History of Science. After his study in Yale, Wien and Tübingen and his doctorate in Tübingen he has been faculty member and at last William Lampson Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the Yale University from 1968 until 1996. He was also Sather Professor of Classical Literature at the University of California in Berkeley and since 1998 he has been Professor of Classics and History of Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He is Corresponding Fellow of the Akademie der Wissenschaften, Göttingen, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and member of the American Philosophical Society. His main research interest are ancient science, philosophy and medicine.