The various texts and textual excerpts dealing with astral plants are a heterogeneous group of technical and semi-technical writings on the networks of alignments between plants and heavenly bodies. Originated probably in the Late Hellenistic and Roman Imperial Period (roughly, 2nd century BCE–4th century CE), they mostly derive from the knowledge archives of Greek and overwhelmingly Grecized botany and pharmacology. However, a certain number of plants displayed in these writings encapsulate interesting traces of Greco-Egyptian cultural interactions. The aim of this paper is to study these cultural engagements.
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