Palladius (Rutibius Taurus Emialanus) 350

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Palladius arranged most of his agricultural writings in calendar form. He frequently quoted Columella. He gave a more complete description of vegetables, fruits and field crops than Columella. His work De Re Rustica is a poem consisting of 14 books.



(Status of Writing of Aristotle and Theophrastus Treatises of the great writers of natural history, Aristotle and Theophrastus, were not current until after the 11th and 12th Centuries. At this time translations into Latin from the Greek and retranslations from Arabic began to appear. Even then Theophrastus was neglected in favor of Dioscorides although Aristotle began to have considerable influence. His Historia Animalium although translated early into Arabic and current throughout the East was long untranslated in the West.)