The Culture of Animals in Antiquity: A Sourcebook with Commentaries

Editor/Author Lewis, Sian and Llewellyn-Jones, Lloyd
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Routledge

Single-User Purchase Price: $225.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: Not Available
ISBN: 978-0-41-581755-4
Category: History - History, Ancient
Image Count: 272
Book Status: Available
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The Culture of Animals in Antiquity provides students and researchers with well-chosen and clearly-presented ancient sources in translation, some well-known, others undoubtedly unfamiliar, but all central to a key area of study in ancient history -- the part played by animals in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Taxonomies: making sense of animals
  • 2. Domestic animals
  • a) Mammals
  • ox
  • goat
  • sheep
  • pig
  • horse
  • donkey/mule
  • camel
  • dog
  • weasel
  • cat
  • human
  • b) Birds
  • goose
  • duck
  • chicken
  • dove/pigeon
  • quail
  • parrot
  • peacock
  • pheasant
  • c) Insects
  • bee
  • 3. Wild animals
  • a) Mammals
  • deer/antelope
  • gazelle
  • bear
  • lion
  • leopard
  • jackal
  • hyena
  • wolf
  • fox
  • badger
  • mole
  • hare/rabbit
  • hedgehog
  • mongoose
  • rat
  • mouse
  • bat
  • seal
  • dolphin
  • whale
  • aurochs
  • elk
  • elephant
  • hippopotamus
  • rhinoceros
  • giraffe
  • cheetah
  • tiger
  • monkey
  • b) Birds
  • crow/raven
  • sparrow
  • nightingale
  • owl
  • falcon/hawk
  • eagle
  • vulture
  • crane/stork
  • swan
  • water birds
  • hoopoe
  • ostrich
  • c) Reptiles and amphibians
  • crocodile
  • tortoise/turtle
  • frog/toad
  • lizard
  • snake
  • d) Insects and molluscs
  • ant
  • cricket/cicada
  • locust
  • scorpion
  • scarab beetle
  • spider
  • fly
  • butterfly/moth
  • flea
  • louse
  • weevil
  • snail
  • e) Marine creatures
  • fish
  • shark
  • octopus
  • crab
  • oyster
  • murex
  • 4. Working animals
  • agriculture
  • transport
  • performing animals
  • hunting
  • warfare
  • 5. Pets
  • dogs
  • cats
  • primates
  • other mammals
  • birds
  • reptiles and insects
  • 6. Sport
  • entertainment
  • animal fights
  • hunting
  • Index animalium
  • Index of classical authors