Pliny the Elder, The Natural History, BOOK XXVII. A DESCRIPTION OF PLANTS, AND OF THE REMEDIES DERIVED FROM THEM., CHAP. 28....

There are numerous kinds of absinthium; the Santonic,1 for instance, so called from a city in Gaul, and the Pontic,2 which
comes from Pontus, where the cattle are fattened upon it—a
diet which causes them to be destitute of gall.3 The Pontic
wormwood, we may remark, is of the finest quality, supe…

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