(BLSB) - An Excerpt from 'On the Characteristics of Animals' by Aelian
From On the Characteristics of Animals (Ancient Greek: Περὶ Ζῴων Ἰδιότητος Peri Zōōn Idiotētos; Latin: De Natura Animalium [Early 3rd Century AD]), Book 4, Chapter 1, by Aelian, translated by A. F. Scholfield, Volume 1, Loeb Classical Library (London: William Heinemann; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1958). Footnote omitted.
Note: The names of the erastes and the eromenos who appear in the anecdote narrated in the excerpt below are not found in any surviving work by Aelian. A similar story about a Theban lover is cited in Chapter 18 of the Life of Pelopidas (Early 2nd Century AD) by Plutarch.
- Aelian, On the Characteristics of Animals, trans. A. F. Scholfield, Volume 1, Loeb Classical Library (London: William Heinemann; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1958), p. 215.
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