L’autruche est-elle un oiseau? Mise au point sur quelques tentatives de classification d’un animal hybride chez les auteurs antiques et médiévaux novitàdigital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM - 2018 - 2
Since the first descriptions of the ostrich, this weird creature – cloven-hoofed like a camel, with a neck sprinkled with hairs and feathers unfit to fly – did not fail to cause astonishment. A hybrid being with undecided limits, one that can be also considered as a kind of crossing point between terrestrial beasts and birds, this animal is as embarrassing to name as to categorize...