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Examining writers and collating information from contemporary sources, this is the first book to ever be published on this subject. Gavin Hardy's study of botany in the ancient world is a tremendous contribution to the field, and one to which generations of classicists will turn for help.
Table of Contents
1. Early References to Plants in Greek Literature 2. The Botanical Works of Theophrastus of Eresus 3. Cryptogamic Plants in Ancient Botany 4. The Study of Plants after Theophrastus up to the Medical Botany of Dioscorides and Galen 5. The Transmission of Ancient Botany to the Renaissance