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By Aristotle, Jonathan Barnes

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The Oxford Translation of Aristotle was once initially released in 12 volumes among 1912 and 1954. it's universally well-known because the normal English model of Aristotle. This revised version includes the substance of the unique Translation, a bit emended in mild of contemporary scholarship; 3 of the unique models were changed via new translations; and a brand new and enlarged choice of Fragments has been further. the purpose of the interpretation is still a similar: to make the surviving works of Aristotle conveniently obtainable to English talking readers.

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It is further stated that it feeds upon the grubs out of the trees, and digs so deeply into the trees, in its search for the grubs, that it even brings the trees down. 14 . Men say that the pelicans dig up the mussels that are found in the rivers, and swallow them; then, when they have devoured a large quantity of these, they vomit them up again, and thereupon eat the meat of the mussels, but do not touch the shells. 15 . Men say that in Cyllene in Arcadia the blackbirds are born white, which happens nowhere else, and that they give utterance to various sounds, and go forth by the light of the moon; but that, if anyone should attempt to capture them by day, they are caught with great difficulty.

109 . In the district which bears the name of Daunia, there is said to be a temple called that of the Achaean Athene, in which bronze axes and the arms of Diomedes and his companions are dedicated. In this place they state that there are dogs which do no harm to such of the Greeks as come there, but fawn upon them, as though they were most familiar to them. Now all the Daunians and the neighbouring tribes, both men and women, wear black garments, apparently for the 'Odyssey XII 67. 840'1 10 15 20 25 30 840 b l 1288 10 15 20 25 30 841'1 IO 15 20 ON MARVELLOUS THINGS HEARD following reason~because it is said that the Trojan women, who had been taken captives, and had come to those parts, fearing that they might experience hard slavery at the hands of the women who already belonged to the Achaeans in their native land, set fire to their ships, in order that they might escape from the expected slavery, and at the same time, that they, being united in wedlock with those men, now compelled to stay, might have them for their husbands.

The reason for this is that the tree has excessive rarity in it, and at the time of concoction, when the ducts are wide, the heat will follow the moisture and will cause the fruit to mature; consequently the fruit will be sweet at first. Subsequently the heat attracts the dryness which resembles its own nature, and will cause the ducts to contract, and cold and dryness will prevail over heat and moisture; the fruit, therefore, will change to a harsh flavour. Next, the sun with its heat will prevail through the attraction of superfluous '7 moisture in the seed, which is present at the first appearance of the tree, and the cold will prevail over the dryness; the fruit will therefore become exceedingly harsh in flavour.

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