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Palladius,

fl. 4th cent. A.D., Roman author. He was a specialist on agriculture and possessed estates in both Italy and Sardinia. Palladius wrote a 14-volume treatise on farming that was well known in the Middle Ages. Most of the work is in prose and gives detailed instructions for a typical year on an average farm. The 14th book, on growing trees, is in elegiac verse. Although authorship of a 15th book, also in verse, is uncertain, it is sometimes attributed to Palladius.
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Athanasius' Life of Anthony, the Life of Pachomius--, the History of the Monks in Egypt--, Evagrius Ponticus' Practical Treatise--, Palladius' Lausiac History, Cassian's Conferences.
The propitious day for the return journey to Peking was also appointed then." (Palladius, p.
According to T.'s analysis, there are vague echoes of the religious ending of 'Loukios of Patras' in later Greek texts, including Xenophon's Ephesiaka, Palladius' Historia Lausiaka and the apocryphal Syriac Infancy Gospel.
to traffic in wares sent from India and China (the Seres), and in other articles that are regularly brought there in great abundance by land and sea." (171) In Book 23, Ammianus describes the Sasanian empire's lands from west to east, and mentions that past the land of the Sogdians and the Sakas "a very long road extends, which is the route taken by the traders who journey from time to time to the land of the Seres." (172) Persian merchants (173) in the Indian Ocean pepper-producing lands are attested by a Latin version of Palladius in the fourth century.
Palladius is believed to have convinced Pope Celestine I to send St Germanus, bishop of Auxerre, to England.
Palladius called Alfalfa medica a name that referred to the Medes a person who lived in ancient Iran.
They said the death of the St Palladius Primary School pupil was not being treated as suspicious.
Meyer, trans., Palladius: The Lausiac History (Westminster, MD: Newman Press, 1965), ch.
Traditionally, Christianity is said to have been brought to Ireland by St Patrick, from Britain; in fact, a bishop called Palladius (fl.
Palladius; the work of farming (opus agriculturae) and poem on grafting.