Fragment #21 -- Scholiast on Nicander, Theriaca
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).
Texas fifth-grader shares National Spelling Bee title; Coppell eighth-grader trips up over 'theriaca
', The Dallas Morning News
Nicander of Colophon's Theriaca
: A Literary Commentary
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.
A referee referred me to the use of a related word ptisavnon in an epic context (Nicander, Theriaca
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.
No less of a surprise, and similarly reprinted by Bristol Classical Press in the same series and in the same year, was the text, translation, and notes making up the bulk of Nicander, the Poems and Poetical Fragments.(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.