The Four Books of Pseudo-Democritus: Sources of Alchemy and Chemistry: Sir Robert Mond Studies in the History of Early Chemistry


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The Four Books of pseudo-Democritus, written in the first century AD, rank among the very earliest known alchemical writings. In this volume, Matteo Martelli presents not only a fresh edition and translation of the surviving Greek fragments, but also, for the first time, additional materials preserved in Syriac.The volume presents important examples of the early modern and medieval reception of Synesius and Dioscorus - the most interesting Byzantine commentary on the Four Books - and previously unpublished Latin ...

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