It is hard to fathom the different names that have been given to pharmaceutical preparations containing opium. Aromatic confection, Mithridate, Theriac, Rhodeous Syrup, and all manner of permutations on the Latin OPII and PAPAVER. You can learn a little bit more about it in my most recent blog post for the Science Museum: http://sciencemuseumdiscovery.com/blogs/collections/the-addictive-history-of-medicine-opium-the-ancient-drug-of-choice/

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