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1 See B. xviii. c. 35, and B. xix. c. 25.
2 Dalechamps remarks that Pliny here: confounds the bunion with the bunias; the first of which, as Fée says, is an umbellifera, either the Bunium bulbocastanum of Linnæus, or the Pencedanum silaus of Linnæus, and the second is the Brassica napo-brassica of Linnæus. Dioscorides says that the stalks of the bunion are quadrangular. M. Fraas thinks that the bunion is the Bunium pumilum of modern Botany, and says that the Bunium bulbocastanum, usually supposed to be the bunion of Dioscorides, is a stranger to Greece.
3 These properties, Fée says, are not to be found in the Bunium bulbocastanum of modern botanists.
4 Sillig is of opinion that there is an hiatus here in the text, and that the meaning is that a drachma of the juice is taken with something else: honey possibly, he suggests.
5 The Brassica napo-brassica of Linnæus.
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