Aulus Cornelius Celsus (c. 25 BC – c. 50 AD) was a Roman encyclopaedist, known for his extant medical work, De Medicina, which is believed to be the only surviving section of a much larger encyclopedia.
War of the Encyclopaedists by Christopher Robinson
Aulus Cornelius Celsus (c. 25 BC – c. 50 AD) was a Roman encyclopaedist, known for his extant medical work, De Medicina. The De Medicina is a primary source on diet, pharmacy, surgery and related fields, and it is one of the best sources concerning medical knowledge in the Roman world. Hippocrates used the Greek word carcinos, meaning crab or crayfish, to refer to malignant tumors. It was Celsus who translated the Greek term into the Latin “CANCER”, also meaning crab.
The name Larousse is synonymous with French dictionaries. Pierre Larousse who died in 1875 was a French grammarian, lexicographer & encyclopaedist who first published the Nouveau Dictionnaire de la langue française (New Dictionary of the French Language) in 1856. That dictionary became the Petit Larousse & is still published today. This edition is from 1889 & has 1224 pages including 23 maps & 2000 illustrations (gravures) / via Etsy