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Pet weasels: Theocritus xv. 28

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page 261 note 1 Keller O., Die Antike Tierwelt, i. 160 ff.

page 261 note 2 Beazley, Attic Red figure Vases 2, 917.

page 261 note 3 A.Z. 1880, pl. 12; cf. Richter, 30. I suggest again that these mirrors are wedding presents to the bride. The cock suggests the farmyard as her domain and the hounds bring in hares for supper.

page 261 note 4 Animals in Greek Sculpture, 33, pl. lvi. She refers to Engelmann's article on cats, J.D.I. 1899, 136 ff.

page 261 note 5 E 171, the Agrigento Painter, A.R.V.2, 579; E 172 the Pig Painter, A.R.V.2, 565.

page 261 note 6 Le Normant de Witte, Elite, iv, pl. 82; on an Apulian kotyle, P.M. F 126 (Trendall, Apulian Vase Painters of the Plain Style, pl. xi), Tarporly Painter.

page 261 note 7 Zahn, Freunde Antiker Kunsten Berlin, 1934; another cat has a music lesson, in Berlin 4878.

page 262 note 1 Cf. the cat reference below.

page 262 note 2 Being an Alexandrian poet, Call. is allowed by Mair to know about cats.

page 262 note 3 A.M. lxv (1940), pl. 1, no. 2347.

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