), or ABSYRTUS, one of the principal veterinary surgeons of whom any remains are still extant, was born, according to Suidas (s. v.
) and Eudocia (Violar.
ap. Villoison, Anccd. Graeca,
vol. i. p. 65), at Prusa or Nicomedia in Bithynia.
He is said to have served under Constantine in his campaign on the Danube, which is generally supposed to mean that under Constantine the Great, A. D. 322, but some refer it to that under Constantine IV. (or Pogonatus
), A. D. 671.
Writings on Veterinary Medicine
His remains are to be found in the Veterinariae Medicinae Libri Duo, first published in Latin by J. Ruellius, Paris, 1530, fol.
, and afterwards in Greek by S. Grynaeus, Basil. 1537, 4to.
Sprengel published a little work entitled "Programma de Apsyrto Bithynio," Halae, 1832, 4to.