aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

[Aristotle], On Wondrous Things 177 (847b)

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τοὺς ἐλέφαντάς φασι κύειν ἔτη δύο, οἱ δὲ μῆνας ὀκτωκαίδεκα· ἐν δὲ τῇ ἐκτέξει δυστοκεῖν.

They say that elephants are pregnant for two years (but others say eighteen months), and that they have difficulty in giving birth.

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November 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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