The Natural History of Pliny, Volume 2

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H. G. Bohn, 1855 - Natural history - 544 pages
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Contents

The comparative distances of places on the face of the earth
38
The Ganges
43
Taprobane
51
51
75
Voyages to India
114
BOOK VII
117
Marvellous births
137
Of those who have been cut out of the womb
143
At what age generation ceases
150
Some account of the teeth and some facts concerning infants
157
Instances of remarkable acuteness of hearing
163
Union in the same person of three of the highest qualities with
169
Precepts the most useful in life
178
Painting engraving on bronze marble and ivory carving
184
Ten very fortunate circumstances which have happened to
191
The misfortunes of Augustus
197
The variety of destinies at the birth of
203
Death
210
Burial
217
The inventors of various things
223
The things about which mankind first of all agreed The ancient
236
THE NATURE OF THE TERRESTRIAL ANIMALS
244
When elephants were first seen in Italy
251
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257
CHAP Page 11 In what countries the elephant is found the antipathy of the elephant and the dragon
259
The sagacity of these animals
260
Dragons
261
The animals of Scythia the bison
262
The animals of the north the elk the achlis and the bonasus
263
Lions how they are produced
264
The different species of lions
266
The peculiar character of the lion
267
Who it was that first introduced combats of lions at Rome and that purpose
269
Wonderful feats performed by lions
270
A man recognized and saved by a dragon 24 The decree of the Senate and laws respecting African animals who first brought them to Rome and wh...
274
when first seen at Rome their nature
275
Camels the different kinds
276
The cameleopard when it was first seen at Rome
277
The rhinoceros
278
The terrestrial animals of India
280
Carmania
281
The serpents called basilisks
282
Wolves the origin of the story of Versipellis ib 35 Different kinds of serpents
284
The ichneumon
287
The scincus
288
The hippopotamus
290
The medicinal remedies which have been borrowed from animals
291
Prognostics of danger derived from animals
294
Nations that have been exterminated by animals
295
The hyæna
296
The crocotta the mantichora ib 46 Wild asses
297
Beavers amphibious animals otters ib 48 Bramblefrogs
298
The seacalf beavers lizards OC ib 50 Stags
299
The chameleon
302
Other animals which change colour the tarandus the lycaon and the thos
304
The porcupine
305
Bears and their cubs
307
CAAP Page 55 The mice of Pontus and of the Alps
308
Hedgehogs ib 57 The leontophonus and the lynx
310
Lizards
312
The generation of the dog
316
The nature of the horse
317
The disposition of the horse remarkable facts concerning chariot horses
319
The generation of the horse
320
Mares impregnated by the wind
322
The nature of mules and of other beasts of burden
324
Oxen their generation
326
The Egyptian Apis
330
Sheep and their propagation
331
The different kinds of wool and their colours
333
Different kinds of cloth
336
The different shapes of sheep the musmon
338
Goats and their propagation
339
The hog
342
The wild boar who was the first to establish parks for wild animals
344
Animals in a halfwild state
346
Apes
347
81 The different species of hares
348
Animals which are tamed in part only
350
Places in which certain animals are not to be found
352
Animals which injure strangers only as also animals which injure the natives of the country only and where they are found
353
BOOK IX
358
The sea monsters of the Indian Ocean
359
The largest animals that are found in each ocean
361
The forms of the Tritons and Nereids The forms of seaelephants
362
The balana and the orca
365
Whether fishes respire and whether they sleep
367
Dolphins
369
Human beings who have been beloved by dolphins
371
Places where dolphins help men to fish
374
Other wonderful things relating to dolphins
376
The tursio
377
That auguries are derived from fishes
391
Fishes which have a stone in the head those which keep them selves concealed during winter and those which are not taken in winter except upon stat...
392
Fishes which conceal themselves during the summer those which are influenced by the stars
396
The mullet
397
The acipenser
398
The lupus the asellus
399
The scarus the mustela
400
The various kinds of mullets and the sargus that attends them
401
Enormous prices of some fish
403
That the same kinds are not everywhere equally esteemed
404
Gills and scales
405
Fishes which have a voice Fishes without gills
406
Classification of fishes according to the shape of the body
407
The fins of fish and their mode of swimming
408
Eels
409
39 The murena ib 40 Various kinds of flat fish
411
The echeneis and its uses in enchantments
412
Fishes which change their colour
414
Fishes which fly above the waterthe seaswallowthe fish that shines in the nightthe horned fishthe seadragon
415
Fishes which have no blood Fishes known as soft fish
416
The sæpia the loligo the scallop
417
The nautilus or sailing polypus
419
The various kinds of polypi their shrewdness ib 49 The sailing nauplius
422
Seaanimals which are enclosed with a crust the crayfish
423
The various kinds of crabs the pinnotheres the sea urchin cockles and scallops
424
Various kinds of shellfish
428
What numerous appliances of luxury are found in the sea
429
How pearls are found
433
How pearls first came into use at Rome
440
When purple was first used at Rome when the laticlave vestment
447
Bodies which have a third nature that of the animal and vegetable
453
Venomous seaanimals
459
Fishes which are both oviparous and viviparous
465
Landfishes
471
The Parthian Empire
477
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS
478
The natural characteristics of the eagle
484
CHAP Page 5 When the eagle was first used as the standard of the Roman legions
485
An eagle which precipitated itself on the funeral pile of a girl
486
The vulture ib 8 The birds called sangualis and immusulus
487
In what places hawks and men pursue the chase in company with each other 11 The only bird that is killed by those of its own kind A bird
488
that lays only one egg
489
The kite
490
The raven
491
The horned owl
492
Birds which are born with the tail first
493
The owlet
494
Birds which have hooked talons
495
The peacock 23 Who was the first to kill the peacock for food Who first taught ib the art of cramming them
496
How cocks are castrated A cock that once spoke
498
Who first taught us to use the liver of the goose for food
499
The Commagenian medicament
500
Cranes
501
Storks
502
Swans ib 33 Foreign birds which visit us the quail the glottis the cychramus and the otus
503
Swallows
505
Birds which remain with us throughout the year birds which remain with us only six or three months whitwalls and hoopoes
506
The Meleagrides
507
The various kinds of birds which afford omens by their note Birds which change their colour and their voice
509
The melancoryphus the erithacus and the phænicurus
511
The ænanthe the chlorion the blackbird and the ibis ib 46 The times of incubation of birds
512
Other kinds of aquatic birds
513
The acanthyllis and other birds
515
The merops partridges
516
Pigeons
517
sold
519
Different modes of flight and progression in birds
520
The birds called apodes or cypseli
521
Respecting the food of birdsthe caprimulgus the platea ib 57 The instincts of birdsthe carduelis the taurus the anthus
522
The pie which feeds on acorns 60 A sedition that arose among the Roman people in consequence of
523
a raven speaking
524
The birds of Diomedes
526
The mode of drinking with birds The porphyrio
527
the phalerides the pheasant and the numidicæ
528
The new birds The vipio
529
Fabulous birds
530
why the first Censors forbade this practice
531
other oviparous animals
532
Defects in broodhens and their remedies
535
The best kinds of fowls
536
The diseases of fowls and their remedies
537
What eggs are called hypenemia and what cynosura How eggs ars best kept 81 The only winged animal that is viviparous and nurtures its young
539
with its milk
540
The position of animals in the uterus
544
Salamanders
545
Animals which are born of beings that have not been born them selvesanimals which are born themselves but are not repro ductiveanimals which are ...
546
Which fishes have the best hearing
547
Diversities in the feeding of animals
548
Animals which live on earthanimals which will not die of hunger or thirst
549
Diversities in the drinking of animals
550
Instances of affection shown by serpents
552
What animals are subject to dreams
553

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