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[1] An animal

(κύων/kýōn, κυνίδιον/kynídion, κυνίσκος/kynískos, σκύλαξ/skýlax, σκυλάκιον/skylákion, canis, canicula, catellus).

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A. Breeds

One of the oldest domestic animals, bred in various parts of the world, probably starting in the Mesolithic era, from varieties of wild dogs that have now died out. The theory of its descent from the golden jackal (Canis aureus) [2] has now been abandoned. From bone remains and from graphic representa…

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Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg), “Dog”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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