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Lions and boars on battlefield?

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Mosaic showing a lion
Mosaic showing a lion

Lucretius – Roman poet and philosopher from the 1st century BCE – in his work De rerum natura (“On the Nature of Things”) made various philosophical and scientific considerations. He believed that early humanity used all sorts of wild animals on the battlefields, including lions and wild boars.

The effects, however, were hopeless, because no one could fully control them.

  • Lucretius, De rerum natura, 5.862-863

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