Mulomedicina Chironis
(269 words)

Anonymous collection of Latin texts on equine medicine, dating to the 4th cent. AD.


Mulomedicina Chironis (modern title according to the alleged author in the manuscripts, Chiron Centaurus) is the most important extant ancient work on the medical treatment of horses, mules, and donkeys. The available version is compiled from Latin translations of Greek sources (some of the originals are lost), Latin treatises, and an essential component of the Digesta artis mulo…

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Fischer, Klaus-Dietrich, “Mulomedicina Chironis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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