Historical Miscellany by Aelian
Here are anecdotes about the famous Greek philosophers, poets, historians, and playwrights; myths instructively retold; moralizing tales about heroes and rulers, athletes and wise men; reports about food and drink, different styles in dress, lovers, gift giving, entertainments, religious beliefs, and death customs; and comments on Greek painting. Some of the information is not preserved in any other source. Underlying it all are Aelian's Stoic ideals as well as this Roman's great admiration for the culture of the Greeks (whose language he borrowed for his writings).
Harvard University Press, 1997.
ISBN: 9780674995352. 514 pp.
Edited and translated by N.G. Wilson.
Loeb Classical Library, 486.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.