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By Donald W. Engels

ISBN-10: 0415212510

ISBN-13: 9780415212519

ISBN-10: 0415261627

ISBN-13: 9780415261623

this is often the definitive ebook on classical cats. The cat has performed an important function in historical past from the earliest occasions. popular is its position within the faith and paintings of historical Egypt, at the very least its organization with witchcraft within the heart a while. but if did the cat turn into a household significant other and employee as well?
there was a lot debate concerning the place of the cat in historical Greece and Rome. creative representations are often ambiguous, and its function as a mouse-catcher turns out usually to were performed by means of weasels. but different proof truly means that the cat was once as vital to Greeks and Romans because it is to many sleek people.
This ebook is the 1st finished survey of the proof for cats in Greece and Rome, and in their features and representations in artwork. Donald Engels attracts on authors from Aesop to Aristotle; on vase-painting, inscriptions and the plastic arts; and on a radical wisdom of zoology of the cat. He additionally units the traditional facts within the wider context of the Egyptian interval that preceded it, in addition to the perspectives of the Church fathers who ushered antiquity into the center Ages.

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