All Greek to Me

When I think of alchemists, I think of wizened old men in the basement of a medieval castle, robes draped past their ankles, beards hanging down to their waists. Maybe they’re pouring over some dusty tome while surrounded by stacks of scrolls, or else they’re delicately pouring some mysterious substance from one glass beaker into another.

Yet before the times of wizardly robes and crumbling castles, in the year 200 AD (or there abouts) there lived an alchemist of Ancient Greece whose name was Bolus Democritus. Continue reading “All Greek to Me”