Then maybe it would be better to know how to treat snake bites... I suppose you could memorise the Theriaca
, a poem of the Greek Nicander of Colophon (130 bc) about poison remedies including snake bites, which is also the oldest piece of writing we have on the subject in Europe. The poem describes over a dozen snakes and the effect of their poison. It might have been dedicated to the king of Pergamon, Attalus III, who was an experimenter with poisons. He even used criminals to see if his antidotes worked!
I'll give you one of his options for if you want to be prepared just in case you are bitten tomorrow, you will have to carry a mixture around with you containing the flesh of mating snakes, a stag's marrow, wax, the root of a centaurea
, a general medicine, consisting of more than 24 ingredients and apply olive and rose oil to the skin!
By the by it would also be useful to have in your mind for when you are bitten by spiders of scorpions.