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The part of Syria which is called Commagene, has discovered another invention also; the fat of the goose1 is enclosed with some cinnamon in a brazen vessel, and then covered with a thick layer of snow. Under the influence of the excessive cold, it becomes macerated, and fit for use as a medicament, remarkable for its properties: from the country which produces it, it is known to us as "Commagenum."2

1 This medicament is further treated of in B. xxix. c. 13.

2 "The Commagenian mixture." For Commagene, see B. v. cc. 13 and 20.

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