Pelagonius Saloninus
(312 words)

active around the middle of the 4th cent. AD;

his epithet seems to indicate that he hailed from Salonae in Dalmatia; probably a Roman veterinarian.


Oldest extant work on hippiatric medicine, written in Latin. The epistolary form, and to a certain extent the content, were copied from the Greek veterinarian Apsyrtus [2] (2nd/3rd cent.?). In his Digesta artis mulomedicinalis, Vegetius used Pelagonius treatise as his second most important source after Mulomedicina Chironis. In Late Ant…

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Fischer, Klaus-Dietrich, “Pelagonius Saloninus”, 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 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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