b. ca. AD 165/ 170 in Praeneste near Rome;
d. ca. AD 225/ 235;
Roman ‘Buntschriftsteller’ who wrote in Greek.
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.
The manuscripts of On the Nature of Animals can be divided int…