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Loeb Classical Library #446: On the Characteristics of Animals: Volume I. Books 1-5

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Aelian (Claudius Aelianus), a Roman born ca. AD 170 at Praeneste, was a pupil of the rhetorician Pausanias of Caesarea, and taught and practised rhetoric. 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 AD 230. 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.

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 Letters—portraying the affairs and country ways of a series of fictitious writers—offer engaging vignettes of rural life. These are available in Loeb no. 383.

Synopsis:

In On the Characteristics of Animals, Aelian (c. 170-after 230 CE) collects facts and fables about the animal kingdom and invites the reader to ponder contrasts between human and animal behavior.

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Aelian(Claudius Aelianus), a Roman born ca. AD 170 at Praeneste, was a pupil of the rhetorician Pausanias of Caesarea, and taught and practised rhetoric. Expert in Attic Greek, he became aserious 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 AD 230.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Summary

Prologue

Book I

Book II

Book III

Book IV

Book V

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674994911
Translator:
Scholfield, A. F.
Author:
Scholfield, A. F.
Author:
Aelian
Author:
Aelian, Claudius
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Greek letters
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
NATURE / Animals / General
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
January 1958
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 11 oz

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