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Aelianus, Claudius (Aelian)
(746 words)

b. ca. AD 165/ 170 in Praeneste near Rome;

d. ca. AD 225/ 235;

Roman ‘Buntschriftsteller’ who wrote in Greek.

Works

With On the Nature of Animals, the excerpts from his Historical Miscellany, and the Letters, the majority of Aelian’s works are well known. Additional works are documented only in meagre fragments.

Manuscripts

The manuscripts of On the Nature of Animals can be divided int…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Aelianus, Claudius (Aelian)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0003>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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