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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Unlikely Accounts

Natural History

Pliny the Elder

79 AD



"But then he telleth fabulous Tales : as that westward there are People called Nigro, whose King hath but one Eye, and that in the midst of his Forehead : also, there are the Agriophagi, who live chiefly on the Flesh of Panthers and Lions; the Pornphagi, who Eat all things; the Anthropophagi, that Feed on Man's Flesh ; the Cynamolgi, who have Heads like Dogs; the Artabatitae, who wander about like Four-footed Savage Beasts." - Pliny's natural history.

Sounds believable.