The Medicina Plinii
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The Medicina Plinii : Pliny's Guide to Traveller's Health

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138934828
  • 9781138934825

About Kai Brodersen

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

Table of contents

Introduction Translation Commentary Concordance and Indicesshow more