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The Poems And Poetical Fragments Nicander of Colophon

The Poems And Poetical Fragments

Nicander of Colophon

Published June 1979
ISBN : 9780405114229
Hardcover
247 pages
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Medicine, zoology, botany and mineralogy are the themes of Nicanders two extant poems of the Hellenistic period - Theriaca and Alexipharmaca. Fragments of other poems also survive, including some fairly substantial pieces of his Georgica. HisMoreMedicine, zoology, botany and mineralogy are the themes of Nicanders two extant poems of the Hellenistic period - Theriaca and Alexipharmaca. Fragments of other poems also survive, including some fairly substantial pieces of his Georgica. His didactic poetry, along with that of his approximate contemporary Aratus, had some influence on later poets, notably Virgil and Ovid. This fully annotated English translation of Nicanders work was first published in 1953.