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Headword: *dioskori/dhs
Adler number: delta,1206
Translated headword: Dioskorides, Dioscorides
Vetting Status: high
Of Anazarbos;[1] a doctor, nicknamed Moley because of the moles on his eyes.[2] He associated with Cleopatra during Antony's time.[3] And written by him are 24 books, famous medical works all.[4]
Greek Original:
*dioskori/dhs, *)anazarbeu/s, i)atro/s, o( e)piklhqei\s *faka=s dia\ tou\s e)pi\ th=s o)/yews fakou/s. sunh=n de\ *kleopa/tra| e)pi\ *)antwni/ou. kai\ ge/graptai au)tw=| bibli/a kd#, ta\ pa/nta i)atrika\ peribo/hta.
C1 CE. See generally OCD(4) s.v. 'Dioscorides(2)(Pedianus Dioscorides)'.
[1] In inland Cilicia; Barrington Atlas map 67 grid B2; alpha 1866. For it, and him, see Stephanus of Byzantium s.v.
[2] Again under phi 23.
[3] The 30s BCE -- but see above.
[4] Principally the five-volume De materia medica, on the plants and drugs involved in medicine.
Lily Y. Beck, Dioscorides. De Materia Medica (Hildesheim 2005); reviewed in BMCR 2006.07.48
Keywords: biography; botany; chronology; geography; medicine; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 May 2003@08:36:15.
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Catharine Roth on 29 May 2003@00:14:39.
David Whitehead (added note) on 29 May 2003@07:19:09.
David Whitehead on 13 July 2012@03:53:09.
David Whitehead on 3 August 2014@05:32:56.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords; added bibliography) on 17 May 2015@04:49:13.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2015@05:40:04.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 18 May 2015@00:31:40.
David Whitehead (typo) on 18 May 2015@02:39:43.


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