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A Hellenistic Treatise on Poisonous Animals (The "Theriaca" of Nicander of Colophon)

Contribution to the History of Toxicology

Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 29th Feb 1992
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773496742
ISBN-13: 9780773496743
Barcode No: 9780773496743
A contribution to the history of Toxicology evidence is given here, namely that Nicander was artistpoet-naturalist-physician, that he was libelled as merely a versifier and metaphrast, that his depiction of poisonous serpents and the effects of their venom on man was original and veracious and that his work has had recognition from and influence on writers about serpents for centuries.

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