Nicander also wrote the companion work Alexipharmaca, which explored other poisons and venoms.
The title is the Latinized form of the Greek neuter plural adjective θηριακά (thēriaka), "having to do with venomous animals", which in turn derives from Ancient Greek: θηρίον (thērion), "wild animal". A corresponding English noun theriac also exists.
- Weitzmann, Kurt, ed., Age of spirituality: late antique and early Christian art, third to seventh century, no. 226, 1979, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, ISBN 9780870991790; full text available online from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries
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