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.
Kai Broderson is Professor of Classics (Antike Kultur) at the Universitaet Erfurt, Germany.
Introduction Translation Commentary Concordance and Indices
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