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Bad luck of Pasitiles

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A predator in Rome
A predator in Rome

Pliny the Elder mentions that in the first century BCE an artist from southern Italy named Pasitiles went to the wharf – where African animals were kept for performances in the arena – to engrave the lion there.

As Pliny says, Pasitiles did not have much room to escape, when a black panther jumped from one of the cages.

  • Pliny the Elder, Natural History

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