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About This SiteLaura Angotti has been brewing for 25 years, focusing on mead and its history. Her current focus is finding, collecting, and disseminating historical information on old brewing practices. Her interest is the period before 1700, focusing on the 14th through 16th centuries.
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Barabaro 1516 Melitites and ‘De Materia Medica’
Dioscorides’ De Materia Medica was written in Greek in about 70 CE. This 5 ‘book’ medical work covered about 600 plants, 35 animal products, and 90 minerals. It presents the appearance and growth habits of each item, and focuses on the … Continue reading
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