26. A Carthaginian of uncertain date, of whom a foolish story is told by Aelian (Ael. VH 14.30
), that he taught a number of birds to repeat the words " Hanno is a god," and then let them loose; but the birds forgot their lesson as soon as they had regained their liberty.
This anecdote is supposed by Bochart and Perizonius (Ad Ael. l.c.
) to refer to I lanno the navigator, but certainly without foundation.
It seems more probable that it may be the same who is mentioned by Pliny (Plin. Nat. 8.21
), and by Plutarch (De Praec. Polit.
vol. ix. p. 191, ed. Reisk.), as having been condemned to banishment because he had succeeded in taming a lion.