An author on veterinary surgery. Nothing is known of the events of his life, except that he is supposed to have been a lawyer by profession, and not a veterinary surgeon, and to have lived in the tenth century after Christ, as he dedicated his work to Cassianus Bassus.
He is perhaps the same writer who is quoted in the Geoponica.
Treatise on Veterinary Surgery
He was the author of a treatise on veterinary surgery, of which only some fragments remain.
The fragments are to be found in the collection of writers on this subject, first published in Latin by Joannes Ruellius, Paris, 1530, fol.
, and afterwards in Greek by Simon Grynaeus, Basel, 1537, 4to.
An analysis of his opinions, so far as they can be gathered from the fragments that remain, is given by Haller in his Biblioth. Medic. Pract.
vol. i. p. 290; see also Fabric. Bibl. Gr.
vol. vi. p. 497, ed. vet.