Quote Originally Posted by Illen A. Cluf View Post
Here is a transcription of the translated treatise by Democritus:

http://www.levity.com/alchemy/steele_democritus.html
Unfortunately, that translation is marred with Steele's "interpretation" of what the processes in the book supposedly mean (and Steele interprets them as very vulgar chemical processes to make alloys and superficial colorations that more or less might imitate silver and gold; that's what this fellow thought "alchemy" was about!) A better translation has been published by the journal Ambix:

https://www.amazon.com/Four-Books-Ps.../dp/1909662283