n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Dioscorides. De materia medica, Tessa A. Osbaldeston, a new English translation, with Introductory Notes by R.P. Wood : book review

Volume 44, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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The earliest herbals, dealing with plants and their human use, originated from Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and China. Theophrastus of Lesbos, an associate of Aristotle, was the earliest systematic writer on botany in Europe, and probably drew on the work of a contemporary, Diocles of Carystus.

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