(so called from his empirical work on medical remedies), of Burdigala (Bordeaux). Marshal of
the household (magister officiorum
) to Theodosius I., he compiled about
A.D. 410 a dispensatory for the poor (De Medicamentis
), which is chiefly
founded on Scribonius Largus
(q.v.), with many
superstitious additions. It has a poetical epilogue of seventy-eight hexameters. The text is
given in Ackermann's Parabilium Medicamentorum Script. Antiq.
, and lately edited by Helmreich (Leipzig,
. On Marcellus Empiricus, see Helmreich in the Blätter
für das bayerische Gymnasialschulwesen
, xviii. 392, 460.