HISTORY OF THE CAT IN PERSIA – THE DARK AGES (PART 7)

The History of the Cat in Persia: Before reaching the Far East, cats travelled through Persia and India via the Silk Routes where Persian Zoroastrians, in stark contrast to the Arab Muslims, considered the cat evil and treacherous.  During the Sassanian Empire (224-651), the cat in Zoroastrian mythology was said to have been created by […]

THE ROMAN CAT (Part 1)

The Roman character was even less inclined than the Greek to truly appreciate the cat’s positive attributes.  The very traits of duty, obedience and loyalty that the Romans highly prized were quite obviously non-existent in the domestic cat.  In contrast, though, by its very nature, “the (Roman) cat represented freedom, independence, and autonomy” (Engels, 2001) […]