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By Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski,Lillian Nicholson Meyer,Victoria I

ISBN-10: 0292740603

ISBN-13: 9780292740600

ISBN-10: 0292740611

ISBN-13: 9780292740617

"The allure of this kind of paintings should be vast, encompassing pros and laymen alike. The publication is the kind which a customer to Pompeii, or to Italy normally, would wish to take alongside as a vade mecum [guidebook]."

—Robert I. Curtis, Professor of Classics, college of Georgia

When workmen excavating the ruins of Pompeii eagerly amassed the local medicinal vegetation transforming into there, Wilhelmina Jashemski stumbled on that this was once one other instance of the continuity of existence within the shadow of Vesuvius. a few of the vegetation used for natural medication round Pompeii this present day are a similar ones that historic specialists equivalent to Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides suggested for treating an identical different types of disorders.

In this booklet, Jashemski provides an natural of thirty-six medicinal vegetation, so much of them identified to the ancients and nonetheless hired at the present time. She describes each one plant's modern medicinal makes use of and compares them to historic practices as recorded in literary assets. medical, English, and Italian names and the plant's mythological institutions whole the entries, whereas based, full-page snap shots depict each one plant visually.

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