Palladius, Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus
(588 words)

ca. AD 400;

Roman agrarian writer.


Differences in topic and form have frequently led to splitting the text of the 15 books into three separate works: Opus agriculturae (On Agriculture, books 1–13); De veterinaria medicina (On Vetinary Medicine, book 14); Carmen de insitione (On Fruit Trees, book 15).


More than 100 manuscripts from the 9th to 16th cent. confirm the…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Palladius, Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus”, 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 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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