The Medicina Plinii: Pliny's Guide to Traveller's Health (Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World)

The Medicina Plinii: Pliny's Guide to Traveller's Health (Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World)

By: Kai Brodersen (author), Yvette Hunt (author)Hardback

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Presented with facing Latin text, this is the first English translation and an up-to-date commentary of the Medicina Plinii, a late antique book on self-medication for travellers, adapted from Pliny's Natural History, which became one of the most influential books of applied medicine and self-medication in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. It is of dual interest to present-day scholarship: it is a monument for the practical application of classical knowledge which has recently found lively interest in the history of science and medicine. It also provides a fascinating insight into the realities of the world of late antiquity, and into the anxieties of the people living in the vast Roman empire.

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About Author

Kai Broderson is Professor of Classics (Antike Kultur) at the Universitaet Erfurt, Germany.

Contents

Introduction Translation Commentary Concordance and Indices

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/08/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781138934825
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781138934825
  • ISBN10: 1138934828

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