Caeli Aureliani, De salutaribus praeceptis item De significatione diaeticarum passionum, in Anecdota graeca et graecolatina, edidit Valentin Rose, Amsterdam 1963
The text De speciali significatione diaeticarum passionum is apparently a fragment from Celius Aurelianus’ Medicinales responsiones, an introductory medical textbook in at least nine books. The fragment was give the title De speciali significatione diaeticarum passionum by the German philologist Valentin Rose, who edited it in 1864. The presentation of the tenets of medicine follows the expository technique of erotapokrisis, illustrating the subject through a series of questions and answers.
As it is clear from the short preface, in one or more of the earlier books the author had preannounced that he would offer a specific discussion of the diaeticae passiones in two books. The first of these two book was de curatione, de passionibus, de temporibus et inspectione et de pulsu et de generali significatione et de typis et de diatritis et de adiutoriis. The second book is the extant text de speciali significatione diaeticarum passionum et de generali curatione, which completes the general treatment of the topic.
This text and the fragment De salutaribus praeceptis are the only extant remains of the lost work Medicinales responsiones. [D. Paniagua; translation L. Battezzato]