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Farmaci per una vista migliore: un excursus tra i colliri ὀξυδορκικά

Anna Monte


This article presents an overview on a group of eye-salves, whose therapeutic aim is to sharpen the sight. Most testimonia and recipes for these eye-salves are collected by the ancient medical writers. Some recipes are also preserved on papyrus fragments. The analysis of the sources reveals a heterogeneous group of collyria, which were believed to work by stimulating lacrimation and thereby purifying the eye.

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