Pelagonius and Latin Veterinary Terminology in the Roman Empire
The language of Latin veterinary medicine has never been systematically studied. This book seeks to elucidate the pathological and anatomical terminology of Latin veterinary treatises, and the general linguistic features of Pelagonius as a technical writer.
Veterinary practice in antiquity cannot be related directly to that of the modern world. In antiquity a man could claim expertise in horse medicine without ever passing an examination. Owners often treated their own animals. The distinction between 'professional' and layman was thus blurred, and equally the distinction between 'scientific' terminology and layman's terminology was not as clear-cut as it is today.
The first part of the book is devoted to some of the non-linguistic factors which influenced the terminology in which horse diseases and their treatment were described.
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nonspecialist treatment of animals
Pelagonian and nonPelagonian elements in
Pelagonius and Apsyrtus
Some names of diseases
The language of Pelagonius
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Adams adjective anatomical term animals Apsyrtus aqua aquatilia articulis autem Black's Veterinary Dictionary calque caput Cassius Felix Cato Celsus ceruice chapter Chir Chiron cited Columella commissura context coxa dabis dative diminutive discussed disease dolor donkeys enim epistles equi equine equo equus etiam Eumelus examples expression Fischer flemina fuerit genitive glanders Greek haec Hipp horse imperatival intestinum language Latin Latin veterinary magical meaning morbus mules Mulomedicina Chironis noun oleo omnia Onnerfors 1993a opisthotonus ossilago participle passage passive Pelagonian Pelagonius phrase Plin quae quam quod iumentum quoted recipes reference sanguinem sanguis Scrib scribes Scribonius Largus semantic sense sentence simul specialised stremma stylistic suffix sunt symptoms technical tergus terminology text of Pelagonius tion translation treatment tympanites uenae uentris uino ungula usage usque Varro Vegetius verb veterinary Latin veterinary texts veterinary writers word
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