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στυπτηρ-ία , Ion. -ιη (sc. γῆ), , name of any of a group of
A.astringent substances containing (a) alum or (b) ferrous sulphate (χαλκῖτις (q.v.)), Hdt.2.180, freq. in Hp. (e.g. Ulc.14), Arist.HA547a20, Mir. 842b22, PCair.Zen.326bis 26 (iii B.C.), Ti.Locr.99d, Sor.1.50, Aret.CA 1.9, POxy.1429.4 (iii/iv A.D.), PHolm.1.4,7, al.
II. in Egypt, the alum monopoly, POxy.2116 (iii A.D.).
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.180
    • Hippocrates, De ulceribus, 14
    • Aretaeus, De curatione acutorum morborum libri duo, 1.9
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