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De Materia Medica – The Longest-Lasting Natural History Book

By |2020-01-08T02:01:48+03:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

De materia medica is a pharmacopeia of medicinal plants and the medicines that can be obtained from them. The five-volume work was written between 50 and 70 CE by Pedanius Dioscorides, a Greek physician in the Roman army. It was widely read for more than [...]

Aether: The Fifth Element

By |2019-04-26T17:27:04+03:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

According to ancient and medieval science, aether, also spelled ether and also called quintessence, is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terrestrial sphere. The concept of aether was used in several theories to explain several natural phenomena, such as the [...]