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In the number of antaphrodisiacs, we have the echeneïs;1 the skin from the left side of the forehead of the hippopotamus,2 attached to the body in lamb-skin; and the gall of a live torpedo,3 applied to the generative organs.

The following substances act as aphrodisiacs—the flesh of river-snails, preserved in salt and given to drink in wine; the erythinus4 taken as food; the liver of the frog called "diopetes" or "calamites"5 attached to the body in a small piece of crane's skin; the eye-tooth of a crocodile, attached to the arm; the hippocampus;6 and the sinews of a bramble-frog,7 worn as an amulet upon the right arm. A bramble-frog, attached to the body in a piece of fresh sheep-skin, effectually puts an end to love.

1 Or Remora. See B. ix. c. 41.

2 See B. viii. c. 39.

3 See Note 90 above.

4 See B. ix. c. 23.

5 See Chapter 24 of this Book.

6 See B. ix. c. 1.

7 "Rubeta." See B. viii. c. 48, B. xi. cc. 19, 76, 116, B. xxv. c. 76, and c. 18 of this Book.

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