Friday, April 6, 2012

"Discharge their nostrils, and refund a Sea"

Via George Szirtes on twitter, Oppian's Halieuticks of the nature of fishes and fishing of the ancients (some of it admirably descriptive of a cold; some of it filed under "snouts"):

And further down:

I am charmed by pad. It is an interestingly different etymology for mereswine than the usual one.

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