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A Conundrum of Cats: Pards and their Relatives in Byzantium

  title={A Conundrum of Cats: Pards and their Relatives in Byzantium},
  author={Nick Nicholas},
  journal={Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies},
  • N. Nicholas
  • Published 10 September 1999
  • History
  • Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies
T HE GREEK TERM 1tUpOO<; or 1tUpOaAl<; (the "pard") is routinely rendered as "leopard" in Classical dictionaries, while Byzantine dictionaries, considering it to have the same meaning in that period, do not define the words distinctly at alP Recent examples with reference to Byzantine texts include Jeffreys' edition of Digenes Akrites and the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. 2 However, it is apparent that in Byzantium, the animal referred to by those terms was primarily understood to be the… 

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