Scholars normally use the designation Pseudo-Gargilius Martialis when referring to the author of the short veterinarian treatise Curae boum, transmitted by the manuscript Leiden, Voss. lat. F. 71. The treatise describes medicaments for sick oxen. In the manuscript, the complete title appears as Curae boum ex corpore Gargili Martialis, but modern scholars, on account of its style and syntax, tend to reject the possibility that Gargilius Martialias wrote it.
Under the same authorial label we find a short text, presented as Fragmenta ps.-Gargilii Martialis, in the Index of the ThlL. This text is transmitted by some manuscripts (Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibl., cod. 753; Leiden, Voss. lat. O. 92; Bruxelles, Bibl. Roy., 2419-2431; Cambridge, Univ. Library, St Peter 222; London, British Library, 12.E.XX) immediately after the last chapter of Gargilius Martialis’ Medicinae ex holeribus et pomis, as if it were genuinely part of it. Maire, responsible for the most recent critical edition of the Medicinae ex holeribus et pomis, considers that including this additamentum in the edition of Gargilius Martialis’ work would not be justified, since the text of the so-called Fragmenta results from a reelaboration of materials, even if perhaps drawn from this author’s writings. [D. Paniagua