Could not say, Herodotus himself gives the name Antacaei, though oddly
enough some of his translators suggest this is a "sturgeon"- but I am not
clear why as this does not seem to be Greek for "sturgeon", and secondly
aren't sturgeons bony ?
Of course Herodotus might have been misled, the fish may have been prepared
in such a way that the bones were softened.
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From: Alison Ashwell <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, October 27, 2003 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: Dolphins and Porpoises
> Hello Paul,
> PB> Mind you, Herodotus while staying there was far more interested in the
> PB> delicacy of tasty fish from the Dniepr which had no bones, now there's
> PB> problem for archaezoologists.
> Lamprey presumably?
> Best regards,
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