Fishing from the earliest times (Paperback)
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William Radcliffe's "Fishing from the Earliest Times" is a fascinating examination of what classical and other ancient writers had to say on the subject of fishing. Exploring the work of such writers as Homer, Plato, Theocritus, Plutarch, and others, this volume offers a unique insight into the history and evolution of fishing that will appeal to those with an interest in the subject. Illustrated throughout, "Fishing from the Earliest Times" would make for a worthy addition to history or angling collections. Contents include: "Homer. Position of Fishermen", "Homer. Methods of Fishing", "Contest Between Homer and Hesiod. Homer's Death", "The Dolphin. Herodotus. The Ichthyophagi. The Tunny", "Plato. Aristotle the First-scale Reader. Senses of Fish", "Characteristics of Fishermen in Greece and Rome. Deities of Fishing", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fishing.