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The domestic cat in Roman civilization

Author: Malcolm Drew Donalson
Publisher: Lewiston, NY : Edwin Mellen Press, ©1999.
Series: Studies in classics, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the domestic cat in Roman civilization. The study is a compendium of the available literary sources drawn from the spheres of religion, mythology, the fable tradition, miscellenea, natural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Drew Donalson
ISBN: 0773481605 9780773481602
OCLC Number: 40501021
Description: 179 pages, [22] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The background - Ptolemaic Egypt and the Greeks; introducing Feles, or Cattus, or "Felicia" - myths, cults, and fables; further evidence in literature of the Roman period - a clean, swift animal, useful against mice, miles and snakes; feline portraits - exotic status symbol, parody of the "Big Cats" sign of the divine within and just plain "Kitty"; feline remains - skeletons, mummies and footprints; the life of the Roman cat - symbiosis without divinity.
Series Title: Studies in classics, v. 9.
Responsibility: Malcolm Drew Donalson.

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