On the Nature of Animals

Claudius Aelianus, A. F. Scholfield, trans.

London: Harvard University Press, 1958-59; Series: Loeb classical library

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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 authors and some personal observation. Fact, fancy, legend, stories and gossip all play their part in a narrative which is meant to entertain readers. If there is any ethical motive, it is that the virtues of untaught yet reasoning animals can be a lesson to thoughtless and selfish mankind. The Loeb Classical Library edition of the work is in three volumes. - [Publisher]

Language: English

978-0674994911; OCLC: 221187132


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