Aelian’s On the Nature of Animals

Aelian's On the Nature of Animals

by Gregory McNamee

An entertaining, fanciful, and sometimes suspect Roman-era encyclopedia of off-color animal behaviors

Not much can be said with certainty about the life of Claudius Aelianus, known to us as Aelian. He was born sometime between A.D. 165 and 170 in the hill town of Praeneste, what is now Palestrina, about twenty-five miles from Rome, Italy. He grew up speaking that town’s version ...

  • Paperback
  • 9781595340757
  • Published: July 2011


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  • 9781595341112
  • Published: August 2012