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The sacred fish

Yesterday’s post had a quote from the Iliad with a simile about a fisherman catching a sacred fish. Well what is a sacred fish? Athenaeus has quite a long discussion on this – this is an extract. Being lazy I’ve … Continue reading

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The tiger and the trugeranos

As I went to London Zoo today, I thought I’d have a quote on one of the animals in the zoo. Although I m not aware of any ancient zoos, unusual animals were put on display. Athenaeus includes a quote … Continue reading

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