Werner Sackmann

Arzneistoffe in tiermedizinischen Standardwerken der römischen Antike.

Lexikon und Konkordanz. Herausgegeben von Astrid Eitel unter Mitwirkung von Sonja Schreiner.

For this encyclopaedia, the veterinarian and veterinary historian Werner Sackmann analysed all veterinary medicines from 11,500 passages in the Mulomedicina Chironis, the Ars Veterinaria of Pelagonius and the Digestorum Artis Mulomedicinae Libri of Vegetius from a pharmacological and veterinary point of view.
Over a period of 30 years, he compiled a meticulous philological compilation of the numerous orthographic variants and divergent readings, together with the contemporary identification of the botanical, zoological and mineral remedies. In addition, the articles compare the late antique therapeutic measures with modern specialist literature of the 20th and 21st centuries on medicine, allopathy, homeopathy, alternative and folk medicine and naturopathy.

A unique reference work that combines veterinary medicine and history, pharmacology and philology in equal measure.


1st edition, hardcover, 160 x 225 mm, 830 pages, thread-stitching.

Language: German, Latin
ISBN: 978-3-943025-65-1
98.00 €

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Veterinary Medicine / Philology / Pharmacology / Antiquity / Late Antiquity / Lexicon / Concordance / Veterinary Medicines / Pelagonius / Vegetius / Botany / Zoology / Mineralogy / Remedies / Therapy / Allopathy / Homeopathy / Naturopathy / Traditional Medicine / Folk Medicine / History of Science / Latin

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Werner Sackmann (*1927-†2019, Dr. med. vet.) worked at the Veterinary-Bacteriological Institute of the University of Zurich after studying veterinary medicine, where he received his PhD in 1953. He worked in research at Ciba and later Ciba-Geigy and after his retirement devoted himself particularly to the history of veterinary medicine.


Astrid Eitel (*1978, Dr. phil.) studied Latin and Greek in Vienna and Montréal (Canada) and wrote her diploma-thesis about the 2nd eclogue of Dante under the supervision of Kurt Smolak in Vienna. After having completed the teacher training for Latin and Greek, she received her PhD in 2012. She has widely published and given papers about various aspects of the works of Dante and his being influenced by Vergil and Ovid.


Sonja Schreiner (*1976, Dr. phil.) studied Latin, Comparative Literature and French, is employed as a Neolatinist in the Department of Classics, Medieval and Modern Latin at the University of Vienna and teaches Latin at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. Her research interests are specialised literature – with a focus on zoology and (veterinary) medicine -, impact and history of science as well as human-animal studies.


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