Princess Juliana Anicia (), daughter of the Anicius Olybrius, Emperor of the is available in facsimile and is now referred to as the Juliana Anicia Codex . PDF | The Greek pharmacopeia of Pedanius Dioscorides (20–70 CE), entitled Peri Ylis Ialikis (latinized as De Materia Medica, On Medical. Ancient Greek Illustrated Dioscoridean Herbals: Origins and Impact of the Juliana Anicia Codex and the Codex Neopolitanus. Article (PDF.

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Email this article Login required. Dioscorides alluded to the kuliana and prescribed Centaury as a treatment for wounds. While it is not my intention to contribute to the controversy surrounding the true identities of the codez, minerals, and creatures in De Materia Medica, where available I have suggested possible plant names, with an indication of other plants using the same name today. The Greeks associated the rose with Aphrodite, the Graces, and the Muses.

It was probably not corrected against the Greek. Many treatments considered acceptable two thousand years ago are useless or harmful.

Collecting Books, Manuscripts, Art. Throughout the Byzantine period the manuscript was used as the original for copies of the work that were given to foreign leaders, including the Arabic edition of Abd al-Rahman III of Spain for the creation of which the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII sent a Greek copy and a translator.

The root is the thickness of a finger, twenty centimetres long, sweet smelling and edible boiled as a vegetable. As a surgeon with the Roman army of Emperor Nero, Dioscorides traveled through Italy, Gaul, Spain, and North Africa, recording the existence and medicinal value of hundreds of plants.

At her feet, another personification, labeled “Gratitude of the Arts”, kneels. He transcribed the knowledge of his time in accurate and precise detail, uncritically adding myths, legends, superstitions, personal observations, and opinions in a discursive, entertaining, encyclopaedic work.

The Codex Neapolitanus NAP late 6th or early 7th century which now contains plant images on folios resides in the Biblioteca Nazionale, Naples is closely related to JAC, and is also available in facsimile editions.

Eudocia the empress, eager to honor God, first built here a temple of Polyektos the servant of God. Whether Juliana entertained political ambitions of her own is uncertain, but it is known that her husband declined to take up the crown during the riots.


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For this and other commissions Juliana may be considered the first non-reigning patron of the arts in recorded history. Vienna Dioscorides; Juliana Anicia Codex. Although not as naive as many other herbal writers, he showed little scientific interest concentrating rather on the practical uses of plants and sometimes giving only brief descriptions, perhaps from other primary sources. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Dioscorides prescribed the milky juice of Galbanum for ulcers, coughs, convulsions, ruptures, covex, stomach pains, menstrual cramps, toothaches, snakebites, and labor pains. The reader may wish to refer to Greek, Latin, or other versions: Folio 6v, donor portrait. The plant descriptions in his Peri ulhz iatrikh or De Materia Medica were often adequate for identification, including methods of preparation, medicinal uses, and dosages.

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The mandrake root he is looking at is held by the personification of Epinoia the power of thought. Cultivated and wild carrots from the Juliana Anicia Codex of Staphylinos Keras The cultivated carrot Staphylinos Agrios The wild carrot, but appears to be a primitive type of cultivated carrot Wnicia The wild carrot Daucus gingidium. According to Dioscorides, absinthe was a popular summertime drink in Propontis and Thracia, where they believed it maintained good health.

In truth, Theophrastus was the scientific botanist; Pliny produced the systematic encyclopaedia of knowledge; and Julianw was merely a medical botanist. Views Read Edit View history. The genus of this herb was originally named Chironia after Chiron, a centaur of Greek juloana who was famous for his knowledge of medicinal plants. According to Dioscorides, its shape revealed its purpose as an antidote for snakebites.

However, it is believed that these illustrations were made as copies of an earlier herbal and were not drawn from nature.

The main purpose of this new edition is to offer a more accessible text to today’s readers. He compiled an extensive listing of medicinal herbs and their virtues in about 70 A. The illustrations suggest further options in some instances.


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The drawings are fairly accurate and convey the important physical characteristics of the vegetables and herbs shown.

The leaves, pounded into small pieces with honey and applied, clean ulcers that spread. The Physalis plant grows in many parts of the world: With all this in mind, I believe the information in this document is still of interest and benefit to us, after all this time. Additional images in the archetypic source including different stages of the same plant could have provided the copyists working on JAC and NAP the opportunity to select different images to fulfill their commissions.

Thus the proposed herbs provide some possibilities, and the reader is invited to place a personal interpretation upon the material. It remained the authority in medicinal plants for over years. In Honour of E. See some illustrated pages: How to cite item. View 10 previous comments. For almost two millenia Dioscorides was regarded as the ultimate authority on plants and medicine. After the Muslim conquest of the city in the codex fell into the hands of the Turks, and Turkish and Arabic names were then added to the Greek.

It also contains what are probably the earliest surviving portraits of scientists or physicians in a manuscript.

Readers should in the first instance obtain medical advice from qualified, registered health professionals. Staphylinos Agrios The wild carrot, but appears to be a primitive type of cultivated carrot. The root is about the thickness of a codeex, twenty centimetres in length.

The artist seems to have based his work on illustrations from the Rhizotomicon of Crateuas of Pergamon 1st century B. They also julianz that those who take it beforehand shall experience no assault from wild beasts. Dioscorides recommended rose petal paste as an eye salve and suggested a decoction of rose petal dust in wine for headaches, earaches, and anidia.

Whatever other values the Byzantines may have attributed to the plants that grew in gardens and fields, their significance here is pragmatic and functional.