Aulus Cornelius Celsus (c.25 BC – c. 50 AD)
bust of Celsus – the Roman encyclopedist
In this series, Prof. Noe looks at “De Medicina” (Medicine) by Aulus Cornelius Celsus, a 1st century A.D. encyclopedist, known as Celsus.
“De Medicina” is a part of a much larger encyclopedia, most of which has not come down to us. Celsus discusses diseases, medicines, and other treatments known to the Greeks and Romans.
A page of De medicina codex, from the Plutei Collection of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
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