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1 "Aprugnum callum;" Plauts, in detailing the preparations for a feast, enumerates the following articles, "pernam, callum, glandium, sumen;" Pseudolus, A. i. s. 2, 1. 32; all of which are parts of the hog.
2 "Ponebatur." Littré and Ajasson render this, "placed at table." It would appear, however, that the meaning is that this part was put by for salting, and the other parts were served at table while fresh.
3 "Vivaria;" Varro, B. iii. c. 12, and Aulus Gellius, B. ii. c. 20, give an account of the different places which were employed by the Romans for preserving animals of various descriptions, with their appropriate designations. Varro names the inventor Fulvius Lippinus.—B.
4 Varro, B. iii. c. 13, gives an animated description of a visit to what he calls the leporarium of Hortensius, where, besides hares, as the name implies, there was a multitude of stags, boars, and other four-footed animals.
5 Ælian, De Anim. Nat. B. xvi. c. 37, says, that no boar, either wild or tame, is produced in India, and that the Indians never use the flesh of this animal, as they would regard the use of it with as much horror as of human flesh.—B. The "Sus babiroussa" is probably meant by Pliny.
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