Mensch und Tier in der Antike. Grenzziehung und Grenzüberschreitung.
Humans and Animals in Antiquity. Boundaries and Transgressions.
What distinguishes humans from animals? Greco-Roman Antiquity was very much concerned with the question of the “anthropological difference” – or so it seems. Against the assumption of a monolithic attitude towards animals this multilingual volume (contributions are in English, French, German and Italian) explores some of the rich and diverse evidence from the ancient world. The result of an international conference held at Rostock/Germany in 2005, it looks at representations of animals in literary, historical, religious, ‘scientific’ and philosophical texts as well as in art.