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animals, knowledge of 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

1 Greek and Roman writing and thinking about animals was as often ethical as what we might call scientific in character. The archaeological record provides ample evidence that animals were closely observed by artists, and further evidence for the ancient study of animals comes from early medical observations about the role of animals and animal products in human regimen.... ...

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