A Cretan Healer's Handbook in the Byzantine Tradition: Text, Translation and Commentary (Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean)
Patricia Ann Clark
In 1930 the Cretan healer Nikolaos Konstantinos Theodorakis of Meronas re-copied a laptop containing scientific lore handed down via his kinfolk over generations. the current quantity bargains an version of this workstation including an English translation, the 1st of its variety. It belongs to the style of iatrosophia, useful handbooks courting frequently to the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries which compiled therapeutic knowledge, in addition to snippets of agricultural, meteorological and veterinary recommendation, and admixtures of faith, astrology and magic. either interesting and of severe value, iatrosophia permit glimpses of classical and Byzantine clinical assets and illustrate the energy and resilience of Greek conventional scientific and botanical wisdom. From years spent exploring neighborhood therapeutic customs in Crete's Amari sector, Patricia Clark is ready to current Theodorakis' iatrosophion opposed to a wealthy old, geographical and social historical past. Introductory essays and explanatory notes to the interpretation supply context to the iatrosophion and supply the really expert info worthwhile for a great figuring out of the textual content. The considerable materia medica of the computer is handled in a considerable appendix. every one animal, mineral, plant or product is supplied with an summary of its numerous names during the millennia. Such entries will not be just a key to realizing the Greek scientific legacy, but in addition a shiny representation of its utilization from antiquity to the current day.
Πλατοκείμινον, extensive cumin, nine; πλατυκείμηνον, sixteen; πλατυκοίμινον, 50 notice: see additionally above directory: κύμινον Lk. 129, 37 (p. forty-one) Cuminum Cyminum L., κύμινον, πλατυκύμινος, πλατοκύμηνον Held. 237, πλατυκύμινο Hippomarathyrum species fifty one old Greek: πλατυκύμινον LSJ: 1413, πλατυκύμινον, τό, huge cumin, Dsc. Eup. 2.118 (interpol.), Alex. Trall. 8.2 Papad. πλατυκύμινον ninety four: recipe specifies specific parts: either κύμινον and π[λ]ατυκίμινον additional info: (KD): this can be an analogous.
2003. 20 the main recognized spring is το νερό τις πέτρες close to Thronos (ancient Sybritos). 21 Kokonas 1987: 38–9 lists between medical professionals for the Rethymnon quarter the subsequent for Amari villages: Roloi in Nefs Amari; Psaroudakis in Apodoulou; Andredakis in Fourfouras. 22 On Andredakis, see his personal memoirs: Andredakis 1932; M. Detorakis 1987 and 2010: one hundred and one; and now in particular the hot biography by means of his granddaughter Roubi Andredakis 2004. at the use of moulds in renowned medication, see Kritikos 1959.
positioned right into a glass 2 egg white, installed additionally a bit white lead, combine them jointly good, positioned it on best within the night; one or evenings and it truly is gone.85 one other: the basis of the lily, pound it good, installed a bit water, combine it up and pressure it, later rub a stick of sulphur good, mix them in order that they develop into like an ointment. Anoint the orfon and it's eradicated. For the genitals once they swell: Phlebotomize either ankles of either his legs, then pound cumin, make it like flour, prepare dinner it with.
Water. (Ἔτερον) τοὺ μαράνθου τό ςουμίον μὲ τήν ςάχαριν ὠφελεῖ. Ἔτερον ὄταν πονεῖ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἠ καρδιά, χλωρά φύλα  τῆς μερσύνης τςάκισον καὶ five θὲς ἐπάνο. ὀμοίως καὶ ἡ πηγουνία τριμένη καὶ ἠνομένη με τά μέλητος πείησον ὥσπερ ςύμιν καὶ δόσετου νὰ φάγει. Διὰ τόν πλευριτικὸν. 10 εὔγαλε ἀπὸ τῆς κουμαρείες τά φύλα νερόν, καὶ βάλετα εἰς γαστέρα γιαλένιο καὶ βάλε καὶ ἀψινθεαν ἄλλο τόσον, ἔως ἔνα ποτήριον ἀπὸ τά δύο καὶ κοπάνησον 2 μοσχοκάριδα καὶ βάλε μέσα καὶ πότιςε τὸν ἀσθενἡν ταχὺ καὶ.
major point of literary job which created not just nice Cretan epics resembling Cornaros’ Erotokritos,2 but additionally a piece of seminal significance for well known drugs, the seventeenth-century Geoponikon of the Cretan Monk Agapios Landos.3 The name is a little bit deceptive, on the grounds that a wide share of its recommendation and lore are iatrosophic directions and recipes. This booklet turns out to were greatly consulted because it used to be reprinted 26 occasions within the centuries among 1623 and 1919. different iatrosophia.