theriaca


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theriac, theriaca

a compound of sixty-four drugs made into an electuary by pulverization and the addition of honey, formerly used as an antidote for poison. Also called Venice treacle. — theriac, theriacal, therial, adj.
See also: Remedies
a compound of sixty-four drugs made into an electuary, formerly used as an antidote for poison. Also called Venice Treacle. — theriac, theriacal, therial, adj.
See also: Drugs
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Fragment #21 -- Scholiast on Nicander, Theriaca, 452:
The two poems of Nicander that have survived in their entirety are the Theriaca, about venomous animals and the treatment of their wounds (958 lines), and the Alexipharmaca, about herbal medicines (630 lines).
Overduin provides students, academics, and researchers with the first full literary commentary on the Theriaca, focusing on the artistic merits of Nicander and placing the work in the context of Alexandrian aesthetics and the didactic epic tradition.
sealing clay and theriaca or by its moderate temperament which cools what is warm and warms what is cold.
El medico renacentista Andres Laguna no hace una especial referencia a las propiedades medicinales de los ajos, solamente comenta que iguales propiedades tienen los que crecen salvajes como los cultivados, aunque si senala que constituian <<familiar Theriaca de rusticas gentes>> indicando el uso popular en medicina lo que equivalia a senalar que entre las clases sociales de la burguesia y nobleza ya estaba desterrado su uso.
Tal como os seus antecessores e contemporaneos, Andre de Castro nao so considera o pao um alimento universal, como lhe reconhece propriedades no combate a doenca: <<panem uniuersalius esse alimentum, quia cum pane caetera omnia eduntur, eorumque, malitiam ipse emendat>>, mais do que isso Panes dicitur theriaca aliorum alimentorum: os paes constituem uma teriaga, uma panaceia (22), para os males causados pelos efeitos da ingestao dos restantes alimentos.
A referee referred me to the use of a related word ptisavnon in an epic context (Nicander, Theriaca 590).
Angela Voss discusses his Orphic side in her analysis of his musical magic, while Donald Beecher connects the employment of the ancient pharmaceutical theriaca with the astral medicine advocated in the Libri de vita, seeing it as a talismanic source of celestial influences.
13) It may well be the solitary `definitive edition', and a most competent piece of scholarship, but I cannot see the Theriaca and the Alexipharmaca commanding a wide audience or arousing wild (or any sort of) enthusiasm.