By Gavin Hardy,Laurence Totelin
Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin have introduced jointly their botanical and old wisdom to supply this certain evaluate of old botany. It examines all of the founding texts of botanical technology, comparable to Theophrastus' Enquiry into Plants, Dioscorides' Materia Medica, Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Nicolaus of Damascus' On Plants, and Galen' On uncomplicated Remedies, but additionally contains lesser recognized texts starting from the 6th century BCE to the 7th century CE, in addition to a few fabric proof. The authors undertake a thematic procedure instead of a chronological one, contemplating very important concerns equivalent to the definition of a plant, nomenclature, classifications, body structure, the hyperlink among crops and their surroundings, and the various usages of vegetation within the historic global. The publication additionally takes care to put old botany in its ancient, social and fiscal context. The authors have defined all technical botanical phrases and historical historical past notions, and hence, this paintings will entice historians of historical technological know-how, drugs and know-how; classicists; and botanists attracted to the historical past in their discipline.
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Ancient Botany (Sciences of Antiquity Series) by Gavin Hardy,Laurence Totelin