Monday, May 07, 2007


More on Coprophagy

Dr. Max Nelson writes:
I enjoyed your piece on coprophagy. I know that it was not meant to be exhaustive and that you probably know the following references, but I thought I might as well give them to you. Eating excrement is mentioned in Herodotus, 3.22 and is often spoken of in ancient dreambooks, such as the Egyptian dreambook preserved in the British Museum (pap. 10683) in which it is said to be a good sign, one of eating one's own possessions in one's own house (see the translation in N. Lewis, The Interpretations of Dreams and Portents [1976], p. 10).
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