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Aelian

(ē`lēən), fl. 2d cent. A.D., Greek rhetorician, b. Praenesta; his original name was Claudius Aelianus. He taught rhetoric in Rome c.220. His works, all in Greek, include Historical Miscellanies, stories of supernatural occurrences throughout history; and On the Characteristics of Animals. Both of these are largely extant. He also wrote Peasant Letters, 20 fictitious letters from farmers from Attica.
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A running of the Apis in the reign of 'Aha and passages in Manetho and Aelian.
15) "Should you this year set eyes on a male Hyena," writes the Roman naturalist Aelian, "next year you will see the same creature as a female; conversely, if you see a female now, next time you will see a male.
Roman writers of natural history works, such as Aelian and Pliny, who followed Aristotle, were compilers of available information.
Other artists were said to have gone one further: Pliny, for example, is one of several Roman imperial authors to tell how Myrmecides and Callicrates created miniature sculptures that could be 'concealed by the wings of a fly'; according to Plutarch and Aelian, writing soon after Pliny, the same duo were also said to have miniaturised the Iliad and Odyssey--not this time on a nut-contained parchment, but on a still tinier sesame seed.
30) A First Aelian Cohort of Spaniards, a thousand strong and containing infantry and cavalry, is attested at Netherby north of Hadrian's Wall in the 3rd century where it was commanded by a tribune.
She is even content with her diet of herbs, unlike many of her literary predecessors, both saints and knights, who live thus either because they are insane or as an act of penance; in this regard, she resembles more the joyful deer-woman Madhavi, or perhaps the deer described by the classical author Aelian, who are frugal in their eating habits and easily contented with what they have before them, disdaining to wander far in search of food.
For--as Aelian says, citing Plato as his authority--any war undertaken for the necessary repulsion of injury, is proclaimed not by a crier nor by a herald but by the voice of Nature herself.
48) A century or two after Chariton Aelian certainly believed that Artapates was a eunuch and explicitly says so when he references what must have been the well-known anecdote of his death (NA 6,25).
In this article, we will focus on ten Greek and Roman writers who mentioned the king bee, namely Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle, Varro, Virgil, Seneca the Younger, Columella, Pliny the Elder, Dio Chrysostom and Aelian.
According to Aelian, the horse is "a proud creature" who "scorns to be covered by an ass.
Maurice and the other reformers had studied Aelian carefully, no doubt for insights on training and employing pikemen, but they had absorbed the interchangeable concept too (39).
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