Aelian: Various History, Book I, Chap. 28

From Claudius Ælianus His Various History, translated by Thomas Stanley; London: 1663.


Diet of Fish much esteemed by the Rhodians.

I will tell you a Rhodian opnion. In Rhodes, they say that if a man looks upon a Fish with a great liking, and loves Fish1 above all other meat, they esteem him an extraordinary person: But such as like the diet of Flesh better are reproched by the Rhodians as clownish and gluttonous, whether justly or wrongfully, I do not examine.


1. Ὀψοφαγίστατον

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