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Greek Wild Flowers: and Plant Lore in Ancient Greece

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

By: H Baumann

252 pages, 442 col photos

Herbert Press

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #23525 | ISBN: 1871569575
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About this book

Greece is richer in wild flowers than any other European country, with more than 6,000 species. This book is partly a field guide and partly a guide to their place in literature, mythology, history and art.


Contents

Plants and man in Greece; Greek myths; the botany of the Ancients; the Homeric landscape; cults and myths; medicinal and magic plants; the gifts of Demeter; lotus flowers and acanthus leaves; the celestial fields; satyrion and other orchids; introduced plants.

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