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This week's #ManuscriptMonday word is ‘Herbal'. A text dealing with plants and their properties, often medicinal. The study of plants formed part of natural philosophy during Antiquity. Among the major authors of botanical texts written from the fourth century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. were Aristotle and Hippocrates.

Coloured pen drawing of the Emperor Charlemagne kneeling in front of a plant pierced by an arrow. The plant is called 'Carlina' and the caption explains that an angel advised Charlemagne to eat it in order to be purged of poison.

Sorano Regione Toscana -Tuscany ~ Italia. "Assaggia l'Italia" Cultura Arte Turismo Alimentazione www.assaggialitalia.it - direzione@assaggialitalia.it - info@assaggialitalia.it

Sorano, Tuscany, Italy ~ Sorano is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto, southern Tuscany. It as an ancient medieval hill town hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River. This extraordinary Italian hill-top town, is known as città del tufo.