Under The Sun

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

"The cavalry hunted all these animals on various occasions. In the case of the wild asses, when anyone chased them, they ran ahead and then stopped still; for they ran much faster than the horses. When the horses again got near, they would do the same thing, and it was impossible to catch them except by stationing the horsemen at intervals from each other and hunting in relays. [...] No one succeeded in catching an ostrich."
--Xenophon, The Persian Expedition

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