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Dioscurides
Dioscurides de Materia Medica. Codex Neapolitanus Graecus 1. Erbario Greco.
Athens, Greece: Militos editions, 1999. In Excellent Condition. Two volumes: Commentary (introductory) and facsimile. Also included: Magnifier and Leather Book Case This edition is an exact reproduction of the original manuscript "Dioscurides, de Materia Medica", kept in the Naples Library. The Neapolitan Codex was written at the beginning of the 7th century, although it is uncertain from the current state of research, whether in Byzantium or Italy. The original work was created the 1st century AD on parchment leaves in ancient Greek language in large print. The Codex Neapolitanus is one of the oldest sources of tradition of the most important pharmacological work of antiquity, presenting the medicinal and therapeutic properties of plants and herbs of the Mediterranean as the Greek physician Dioscurides Pedanios recorded himself. The great importance of Dioscurides as a fundamental authority in his field is evidenced by the centuries-long use of his work. It was translated into Latin in the 6th century, and since the 9th century it has also been translated into Arabic, Syriac and Hebrew. The outstanding position of this manuscript is due not least to the numerous plant pictures, the exact illustrate botanical descriptions in detail. It is worth noting that above each text there is a miniature of the particular plant or herb that is mentioned. Thus transmitting the unique "herbarium" in 170 sheets with 403 splendid miniatures depicting the known medicinal plants, accompanied by a written commentary for the description of the single plant, the habitat, the therapeutic use. Th … [Click Below for Full Description]
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