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The bond that linked man to nature and particulary to the vegetal world was indeed very strong in antiquity. The use of plants was applied in every sphere of daily life: Plant were used for food, textile, cosmetics, religious, and above all things for healing purposes. The knowldege of ancient botanics contributes to cast a light and thus have a better understanding on sociability, economy and thought of ancient Pompeii and its inhabitants.
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Spontaneous and introduced species: Medicinal Plants; plants for wreaths and garlands; The landscape: Plants for textiles and weaving; Plants for dyeing; Urban vegetation: The fortune of the pompeian garden; Perfumes; Essential cultivation; Wheat, the olive and the grape vine: The bread cycle; The oil cycle; The wine cycle; Appendix; Floristic lists; Bibliography
La biodiversità campana nelle fonti letterarie ed iconografiche.
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