Native sulphur served a variety of purposes in different areas of expertise: metallurgy, medicine, warfare, agriculture, dyeing processes. Already mentioned in Egyptian and Mesopotamian sources, it is referred to by various Greco‐Roman authors in their writings, from Homer to Aristotle, Pliny the Elder, and Late Antique Greco‐Egyptian alchemists.

Sulphur

Matteo Martelli
2016

Abstract

Native sulphur served a variety of purposes in different areas of expertise: metallurgy, medicine, warfare, agriculture, dyeing processes. Already mentioned in Egyptian and Mesopotamian sources, it is referred to by various Greco‐Roman authors in their writings, from Homer to Aristotle, Pliny the Elder, and Late Antique Greco‐Egyptian alchemists.
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