Sources of Ancient Healing Thermalism

Caelius Aurelianus Chronicae passiones 1.1.44

Way of Transmission
5th century CE
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Canonical Reference
Cael. Aur. chron. 1.1.44
Thermal Terms
aquae naturales

44Tunc etiam naturalibus aquis utendum vel siccis vaporationibus et longa per maria navigatione.

44Then make use of natural waters, dry heat, and long sea voy­ages.

Entonces se ha de hacer uso de aguas con propiedades naturales, de calores secos y de hacer largos viajes por mar.


Recomienda el uso de aguas con propiedades naturales.

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