The common noun or appelative σκύλαξ - 'puppy' - also serves as a proper name for several Imperial Roman dogs: Petronius, Satyricon 64 and Columella, de re rustica 7.12.13 (referred to as Graecum and commended for its length).
A modern example is known from Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
The noun is sometimes associated implicitly with Σκύλλα (Od.12.86).
Thursday, 30 August 2012
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