By Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr.
The historical Greeks and Romans lived in a global teeming with animals. Animals have been quintessential to old trade, battle, love, literature and paintings. contained in the urban they have been stumbled on as pets, pests, and parasites. they can be sacred, sacrificed, liminal, employees, or intruders from the wild. past town domesticated animals have been herded and bred for revenue and wild animals have been searched for excitement and achieve alike. experts like Aristotle, Aelian, Pliny and Seneca studied their anatomy and behaviour. Geographers and tourists defined new lands by way of their animals. Animals are to be noticeable on each attainable inventive medium, woven into textile and inlaid into furnishings. they're the topic of proverbs, oaths and desires. Magicians, physicians and fans became to animals and their elements for his or her crafts. They paraded earlier than kings, inhabited palaces, and entertained the negative within the area. rather actually, animals pervaded the traditional international from A-Z.
In entries starting from brief to lengthy, Kenneth Kitchell bargains perception into this more often than not neglected international, overlaying consultant and interesting examples of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. prevalent animals equivalent to the cow, puppy, fox and donkey are taken care of besides extra unique animals comparable to the babirussa, pangolin, and dugong. The facts adduced levels from Minoan instances to the past due Roman Empire and is taken from archaeology, historical authors, inscriptions, papyri, cash, mosaics and all different creative media. at any time when attainable reasoned identifications are given for historic animal names and the realities in the back of animal lore are introduced forth. Why did the ancients imagine hippopotamuses practiced blood letting on themselves? How do you seize a monkey? Why have been hyenas considered hermaphroditic? used to be there particularly a vampire moth? Entries are observed by way of complete citations to historic authors and an in depth bibliography.
Of use to Classics scholars and students, yet written in a method designed to have interaction an individual attracted to Greco-Roman antiquity, Animals within the historical international from A to Z unearths the level and significance of the animal global to the traditional Greeks and Romans. It solutions many questions, asks numerous extra, and seeks to stimulate additional examine during this very important box.
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