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A number of practical medical texts similar to the Therapeutics survive from the Byzantine period. One of the main reasons is that vernacular Greek was, and often still is regarded as inferior - but there is also a specific methodological issue involved, namely the rather flexible form in which they were transmitted. The scribal interventions could range from adding a synonym of a plant name to an entirely new creation based on several manuals. The Therapeutics consists, roughly speaking, of two cycles going from head to toe, a capite ad calcem. The original version claims in the first lines of the preface to the work, that the Therapeutics is an epitome of Galen's De locis affectis, and the commentator later on added the words translation and explanation.

Keywords: Byzantine period; medical texts; Therapeutics

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