Strabo, M. Lae'nius
of Brundisium, a Roman eques and a friend of Varro, was the first person who introduced the use of the aviaries, in which birds of various kinds were kept. (Varr. R. R.
iii 5.8; Plin. Nat. 10.50
, s. 72, where he is erroneously called M. Laelius