Greek and Roman Household Pets

A cat from Side

One of the gems in Bill Thayer’s LacusCurtius is the Antiquary’s Shoebox, a collection of articles – 153 if I counted correctly – from old scholarly journals. This stuff is often still valuable, but usually hidden for you and me in pay sites like JSTOR. It remains inexplicable and unacceptable that people have to pay taxes to allow scholars to do their work, and that they have to pay another time to have access to the results.

Today’s addition is Francis Lazenby’s piece on “Greek and Roman Household Pets“, from the Classical Journal 44 (1949). Enjoy!

One Response to Greek and Roman Household Pets

  1. Bill Thayer says:

    This will soon be one of most visited pages on my site, alas. Since I run my own server, I see exactly, in great detail in the server logs, why people come to my site, and from where; after nearly fifteen years online, it’s had its effect on my view of human nature. So make way for hordes of visitors: the page mentions not only kissing but both pussy and cock — and the further inclusion of the phrases “little girl” and “little boy” guarantees a hefty contingent from Saudi Arabia, whose government censors have banned access to porn sites, so the denizens of that place, armed with their search words, batter down the gates of Lacus (and no doubt, Livius as well). It would be hilarious if it weren’t sad and revolting.

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