Dioscoridea: the origin of our company name.

Our company name is the fusion between a person's name (Dioscorides) and a philosophical term (idea).

Dioscorides Pedanio Anazarbeo (Πεδάνιος Διοσκουρίδης) lived in the first century AD. He was a doctor, botanist and pharmacist and practiced his art in Rome. Very famous during the following centuries his work in 5 books, the "De Materia Medica". His figure synthesizes two of our greatest passions: the one for scientific, medical and botanical books and in general for every paper form worthy of note for style, artistic form or documentary importance, combined with the study of natural remedies for wellness and body care.

According to Plato, the Idea is the ontological foundation of reality: ideas are the reason that makes the world, the "forms" with which the Demiurge shaped it. They are also the cause that allows us to think the world; they are therefore the presupposition of knowledge.