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2011 | 31 | 137-153
Article title

De viribus herbarum (o właściwościach ziół)

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Title variants
EN
DE VIRIBUS HERBARUM (PROPERTIES OF PLANTS)
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PL
Abstracts
EN
A hexametrical, anonymous fragment of the didactic poem written in Greek, usually called De viribus herbarum ( II or III AD), contains a magic-medicinal lore concerning 16 plants. Almost each of the herbs has its divine patron who gathered it for the first time or discoverd — which in fact means “established” — its properties. That is the reason of the plants’ miraculous power. Each description of the herb contains common elements: the best time of gathering, name(s) of the plant, a mythical history concerning it, its divine patron(s) and its magic-medicinal powers. The poetical fragment offers also a glimpse into fears of the ancient Greeks concerning believes in the evil eye and harmful demons. It provides many descriptions of medical or homeopathic treatments as well.
Year
Volume
31
Pages
137-153
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Publication order reference
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