The Frontiers of Ancient Science: Essays in Honor of by Brooke Holmes, Klaus-Dietrich Fischer

By Brooke Holmes, Klaus-Dietrich Fischer

Our figuring out of technological know-how, arithmetic, and drugs this day will be deeply enriched through learning the ancient roots of those parts of inquiry within the historic close to East and Mediterranean. the current quantity brings jointly contributions from greater than thirty of an important students operating in those fields within the usa and Europe in honor of the eminent historian of old technology and medication Heinrich von Staden.

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Ieraci Bio, Anna Maria. “Leone medico,” in Antonio Garzya et al. ), Medici bizantini (Turin: UTET, 2006), 787‒99. Ieraci Bio, Anna Maria. Paolo di Nicea, Manuale medico (Naples: Bibliopolis, 1996). Ilberg, Johannes. Sorani gynaeciorum libri IV, De signis fracturarum; De fasciis; Vita Hippocratis secundum Soranum, CMG IV (Leipzig: Teubner, 1927). Kramer, Johannes. Von der Papyrologie zur Romanistik, Archiv für Papyrusforschung, Beih. 30 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2011). Leach, Bridget, and John Tait. “Papyrus,” in Paul T.

II 273, col. ) α). ²² Cel-  PSI X 1180, fr. A, col. II, 10‒11: πρὸς λέπρας,̣ ἐὰν ἐ̣κ̣|δ̣έρ̣ η ̣ ̣ς,̣ βάμμα παπύρου κεκαυ̣ ̣ς α̣ὐ̣τά μ(ένης) (“against leprosy: when you have scraped off these lesions, prepare an ointment with burnt papyrus”); fr. A, col. III, 5‒7: τὸν λιχῆνα προεζμησά̣ μενον κα|τάχριε καὶ ἔξωθεν γῦριν· ̣̣ ἐπάνω δὲ | το[ῦ] φαρμάκου χαρτάριον ἐπίθες (“scrape the area affected by lichen first, smear with the finest meal externally; then cover the application with a bandage made from a papyrus sheet”).

This anatomically oriented approach goes back to Eric G. Turner, Recto and Verso: The Anatomy of the Papyrus Roll, Pap. Brux. 16 (Brussels: Fond. Égypt. Reine Élisabeth, 1978), who writes that “these ribands [of the papyrus stem] are laid side by side; … above them a second layer is placed with equal care at right angles” (14). In his works concerned with the manufacture of papyrus, Turner was apparently unaware of the comparison made by ancient medical writers between papyrus layers and tunics of the uterus and the eye.

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