"As a study of the place of animals in Roman art, this is a labour of love by a scholar who knows her subject inside and out ... About the individual beasts known to the Romans and illustrated by their artists it is a mine of information, both useful and curious." - Times Literary Supplement "Classically excellent." - The Economist
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Explores animals in Roman iconography, Roman knowledge--both factual and fanciful--about various fauna, and Roman use of animals for food, clothing, transport, war, entertainment, religious ceremony, and companionship.
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