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The grape of the theriaca, of which we have already made mention1 on the appropriate occasion, is eaten by way of antidote to the stings of serpents. It is recommended, too, to eat the young shoots of this tree, and to apply them topically. The wine and vinegar made from these grapes are productive of a similar salutary effect.2

1 In B. xiv. c. 22.

2 Hence the name "theriaca," from θὴρ, a "wild animal," and ἀκἐομαι, "to cure."

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