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ON ANIMALS: AELIAN: ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ANIMALS, VOLUME II, BOOKS 6-1 1 by Aelian - Hardcover - 1959 - from Infinity Books Japan (SKU: RWARE0000047349)

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

ON ANIMALS: AELIAN: ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ANIMALS, VOLUME II, BOOKS 6-1 1 by Aelian - Hardcover - 1959 - from Infinity Books Japan (SKU: RWARE0000047349)
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ON ANIMALS: AELIAN: ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ANIMALS, VOLUME II, BOOKS 6-1 1

by Aelian

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Harvard University Press, 1959. Hardcover. Good/Good. 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 a narrative which is meant to entertain readers. If th ere 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 Class ical Library edition of the work is in three volumes. The Historical Miscellany (Loeb no. 486) is of similar nature. In 14 books, it consists mainly of historical and biographical anecdotes and retellings of legendary events. Some of Aelian's material is drawn from authors whose works are lost. Aelian's LettersÂ?portraying the affairs and country ways of a series of fictitious writersÂ?offer engaging vignettes of rural life. These are available in Loeb no. 383.

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RWARE0000047349
Title
ON ANIMALS: AELIAN: ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ANIMALS, VOLUME II, BOOKS 6-1 1
Author
Aelian
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Hardcover
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Used - Good/Good
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Hardcover
ISBN 10
0674994930
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Harvard University Press
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.s.a.
Date published
1959
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