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ON ANIMALS: AELIAN: ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ANIMALS, VOLUME II, BOOKS 6-1 1

By: Aelian

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Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1959

Seller ID: RWARE0000047349

ISBN: 0674994930

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Aelian (Claudius Aelianus), a Roman born ca. 170 CE at Praeneste, was a pup il of the rhetorician Pausanias of Caesarea, and taught and practised rheto ric. Expert in Attic Greek, he became a serious scholar and studied history under the patronage of the Roman empress Julia Domna. He apparently spent all his life in Italy where he died after 230 CE. Aelian's On the Characteristics of Animals, in 17 books, is a collection of facts and beliefs concerning the habits of animals drawn from Greek author s and some personal observation. Fact, fancy, legend, stories and gossip al l play their part in... View more info