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1 Both stories are equally improbable.
2 See B. xxxiv. c. 45.
3 The weapons in early time, it must be remembered, were made of copper or bronze.
4 The third Sideritis of Dioscorides is thought to be the same with the Heracleon siderion of c. 15 of this Book. Pliny evidently confounds the Achillea and the Sideritis, totally different plants. The Achillea is identified by Fée with the Achillea tomentosa or abrotonifolia of Linnæus. As to the Sideritis, see B. xxvi. c. 12. The real Panaces heracleon has been mentioned in c. 12 of this Book.
5 Or "Thousand leaves," probably identical with the Achillea millefolium of Linnæus, milfoil or yarrow. See B. xxiv. c. 95.
7 "Ironwort." The third Sideritis of Dioscorides, above mentioned. See c. 15 of this Book. See also B. xxvi. cc. 12 and 88.
8 Identified by Desfontaines with the Sanguisorba officinalis of Linnæus.
9 "Royal broom," identified by many commentators with the Chenopodium scoparia of Linnæus.
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