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By Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski,Lillian Nicholson Meyer,Victoria I

"The attraction of this sort of paintings could be large, encompassing pros and laymen alike. The ebook is the kind which a customer to Pompeii, or to Italy normally, would need 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 accumulated the local medicinal vegetation growing to be there, Wilhelmina Jashemski came across that this used to be one other instance of the continuity of existence within the shadow of Vesuvius. a few of the crops used for natural drugs round Pompeii this present day are an analogous ones that historical professionals similar to Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides urged for treating an analogous kinds of disorders.

In this publication, Jashemski offers 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 historical practices as recorded in literary resources. medical, English, and Italian names and the plant's mythological institutions whole the entries, whereas dependent, full-page photos depict every one plant visually.

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