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Hippocampus

ἱπποκάμπος). A fabulous animal, having the fore-quarters and body of a horse, but ending in the tail of a fish, like the following illustration, from a Pompeian painting, which the poets and artists of antiquity commonly attach to the marine car of Neptune and the Tritons. See Naev. and Lucil. ap. Non. s. v. p. 120.

Hippocampus. (Pompeian painting.)

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