New PDF release: Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z

By W. Geoffrey Arnott

ISBN-10: 0203946626

ISBN-13: 9780203946626

ISBN-10: 041523851X

ISBN-13: 9780415238519

Birds within the historic global from A to Z gathers jointly the traditional details on hand, directory the entire names that historic Greeks gave their birds and all their descriptions and analyses. W. Geoffrey Arnott identifies as lots of them as attainable within the mild of contemporary ornithological reviews.

The old Greek chicken names are transliterated into English script, and all that the ancients acknowledged approximately birds is gifted in English. This e-book is consequently the 1st entire dialogue of historical poultry names that would be obtainable to readers with out historical Greek.

The basically large-scale exam of historic birds for seventy years, the publication has an exhaustive bibliography (partly classical scholarship and in part ornithological) to inspire extra learn, and offers scholars and ornithologists with the definitive examine of historical birds.

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14–42) cite Aristarchus for maintaining the latter interpretation, and modern scholars have supported it by suggesting that the bird could have been an Aithyia (Thompson) or a Chelidōn (Rumpf). 216) the steep upward path by which the Persians outflanked the Spartans at Thermopylae was called ‘Anopaia’, while Empedocles (fr. 51 Diels) uses the word in the sense of ‘upwards’, there seems no reason to doubt that it bore the same, non-ornithological sense in Homer. (a) Rumpf (1871:32), Boraston (1911:244–5), Thomson (1936:52–3).

A) Thompson (1936:53). : [Eurasian] Hoopoe). (a) Thompson (1936:53). 274; see also Eustathius’ commentary ad loc. ). Apous ( G, apus L) Ancient writers had as much difficulty as non-experts today in identifying the various species of Swift and Hirundine, but the information they provided about the Apous is less erratic than recent scholarship implies. Aristotle (HA 487b24–31) says that (1) the bird’s name (literally ‘Footless’) means simply that it is bad on its feet while good in the air; (2) it resembles the Chelidōn (Barn Swallow and other Hirundines) and Drepanis ([Common] Swift), with the latter a summer visitor and the Apous resident all the year round.

B) Witherby 4 (1943:184–92), WynneEdwards (1950:160), Bannerman 9 (1961:96– 110), Demolle (1964:17–95, 131–6, 193–205), Burton (1974:25–6), BWP 3 (1983:444– 57), McKelvie (1986:9–143, 151–68), Hayman and others (1987:343–4), H-A (1997:175), Brooks (1998:141). ). (a) Du Cange 1 (1688:142). (b) Thompson (1936:57). ), an unidentified bird. (a) Thompson (1936:59). 2) includes the Astēr (‘Star’) among birds captured by bird-lime, and says that it gets its name from a red circle like a star on its head.

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