Experimental Techniques and Laboratory Apparatus in Ancient Greece: Drug and Perfume Preparation

Evangelia A. Varella

Abstract


Ancient greek laboratory experts- physicians, drogists or perfumers- may be accredited with the evolution of rather sophisticated techniques for the isolat-ion of plant ingredients and the preparation of medicines and fragrances. Mainly based on litery sources, from linear B tablets to Galen or the alchemic corpus, the present paper presents these procedures and describes the apparatus use. 

 

Key words: Drugs - Perfumes - Experimental techniques - Laboratory apparatus 


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