) occurs in three ancient Latin inscriptions as the name of one or more physicians, one of whom is supposed to have been physician to Julia, the daughter of the emperor Augustus.
There is extant a short work, written in bad Latin, and entitled Curandarum Aegritudinum Muliebrium ante et post Partum Liber unicus,
which has sometimes been attributed to Eros.
The style, however, and the fact that writers are quoted in it who lived long after the time of Augustus, prove that this supposition is not correct.
It has also been attributed to a female named Trotula, under whose name it is generally quoted; but C. G. Gruner, who has examined the subject in a dissertation entitled Neque Eros, neque Trotula, sed Salernitanus quidam Medicus, isque Chiristianus, Auctor Libelli est qui De Morbis Mullierum inscribitur
(Jenae, 1773, 4to.), proves that this also is incorrect.
The work is of very little value.
The work is included in the Aldine collection, entitled " Medici Antiqui omnes qui Latinis Litteris," &c., fol., Venet. 1547
, and in the collection of writers " Gynaeciorum," or "on Female Diseases," Basil. 4to, 1566. It was also published in 1778, Lips. 8vo., together with H. Kornmann, " De Virginum Statu," &c.