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Vindicianus
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Helvius V., 4th-century AD physician, of African origin, teacher of Theodorus [3] Priscianus. V. had - probably in 382 - contacts with Augustinus. He concluded his political career with a proconsulship in Africa, where, after being comes archiatrorum presumably in 379, he worked as a physician. V. is mentioned in the Codex Theodosianus (Cod. Theod. 10,19,9: AD 378; 13,3,12: 379).

V. wrote several treatises influenced by Greek medicine, today lost apart from forewords (praefationes) or fragments: (1) a collection of recipes, of which only the Epistula ad Valentinia…

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Touwaide, Alain (Madrid), “Vindicianus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12204990>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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