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Published: 26 April 2007

368 Pages | 24 pp colour plates


ISBN: 9780199277551

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A Byzantine Encyclopaedia of Horse Medicine

The Sources, Compilation, and Transmission of the Hippiatrica

Anne McCabe

Oxford Studies in Byzantium

  • The first study in English of an important veterinary text from late antiquity
  • Full of fascinating details about the way horses were cared for - including massages with olive oil, and sauna sessions
  • Provides a case-study for the way scientific texts were transmitted during the Byzantine period