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Hierocles

Ἱεροκλῆς).

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.


Works


Treatise on Veterinary Surgery

He was the author of a treatise on veterinary surgery, of which only some fragments remain.

Editions

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.


Further Information

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.

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