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By Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski,Lillian Nicholson Meyer,Victoria I

"The allure of one of these paintings can be large, encompassing execs and laymen alike. The publication is the sort which a customer to Pompeii, or to Italy in general, would wish to take alongside as a vade mecum [guidebook]."

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

When workmen excavating the ruins of Pompeii eagerly amassed the local medicinal vegetation transforming into there, Wilhelmina Jashemski came upon that this used to be 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 an analogous ones that historical specialists comparable to Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides advised for treating an analogous 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 historical practices as recorded in literary assets. medical, English, and Italian names and the plant's mythological institutions whole the entries, whereas based, full-page pictures depict every one plant visually.

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