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Re: Book on Dioscorides - anyone seen it ?
Dioscorides looks interesting. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the
author of the VMS was familiar with this renowned botanist.
Adam McLean wrote:
> Has anyone seen this book issued by Ibidis Press in
> South Africa ?
> Does it have good illustrations of manuscripts ?
> It sounds as if it might be a fine authoritative survey.
> DIOSCORIDES : DE MATERIA MEDICA
> 'The Bible of Herbals'
> FIVE BOOKS IN ONE VOLUME
> BEING AN HERBAL WITH MANY OTHER MEDICINAL MATERIALS
> WRITTEN IN GREEK IN THE FIRST CENTURY OF THE COMMON ERA
> A PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED, NEW INDEXED VERSION
> IN MODERN ENGLISH BY TA OSBALDESTON & RPA WOOD,
> WITH MUCH ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY.
> This volume is profusely illustrated, with discussions on the
> botanical illustrations and illustrators, a chronological list of
> Dioscoridean printed books from incunabula to the present,
> an invaluable Dioscoridean bibliography, and an extensive
> introduction covering the history of the man; the teachings;
> the writings - manuscripts; the writings - printed books; and
> an overview of the historical assessments of the work of
> Dioscorides. A new translation of the original dedication
> and a gazetteer of Dioscorides' world, with modern references
> for the places mentioned, are also included.
> Adam McLean
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