Ancient Herbs PDF ePub eBook

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Ancient Herbs free pdf The forty plants in this book present both herbs and other plants that were important for culinary, medicinal, and cult purposes in classical antiquity. Thus olive and pomegranate, myrtle and rose join coriander and marjoram, garlic and thyme. In the introduction, the author draws on her extensive knowledge of ancient practices to paint an intriguing image of the uses of and myths about plants from Greek and particularly Roman kitchen gardens. Quotes from classical authors testify to ancient practices, some curious, some still standard today.
The delightful illustrations reproduce drawings from early nineteenth-century botanical publications, which often show the plants at various stages of growth, from seeds through ripe fruits.

About Marina Heilmeyer

Marina Heilmeyer has long been associated with the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum in Berlin. She has organized several garden-related exhibitions and is the author of a number of books on flowers and fruits.

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Author : Marina Heilmeyer
Publisher : J. Paul Getty Trust Publications
Data Published : 01 March 2007
ISBN : 0892368845
EAN : 9780892368846
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 101 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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