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Title: Le traité de diététique de Hiérophile
Subtitle: Analyse interne
Author(s): DELACENSERIE, Emerance
Journal: Byzantion
Volume: 84    Date: 2014   
Pages: 81-103
DOI: 10.2143/BYZ.84.0.3049175

Abstract :
Hierophilus is the alleged author of a treaty which combines dietary food recommendations and advice on lifestyle. This paper provides a quantitative analysis of all food and non-food contained in the diet. The interpretation of these data highlights several clues that allow on one hand to determine the essential characteristics of this diet and the presumed audience, and on the other hand to reassess the date and place of composition of the treaty, which is as enigmatic as the author’s identity.

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