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Animals in the Middle Ages - про зверей и чудовищ в Средние Века.

Исследования, средневековые тексты про животных с иллюстрациями, библиография, блог. Но самое главное - чудесные старинные иллюстрации. Прекрасное занятие на зимние вечера - просматривать по несколько штук и читать, что про них писали средневековые книжники.



The amphisbaena is a two-headed lizard or serpent. It has one head in the normal position, and another at the end of its tail. It can therefore run in either direction. Its eyes shine like lamps, and has no fear of cold.



The echeneis is a fish, half a foot in length, that clings to ships and delays their passage. When this fish attaches to a ship, even in the high winds of a storm the ship will not move, but seems to be rooted in the sea. The echeneis is found in the Indian Sea.



The cricket likes to sing so much that it forgets everything, loses its appetite, lets itself be hunted, and dies singing.

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