THE ROMAN CAT (Part 2)

ROMAN CAT HISTORY   The Roman Cat Accompanied Roman Legions In war the cat accompanied Roman legions emblazoned upon their shields and flags (Simpson, 1903).  “The company of soldiers, Ordines Augustei, who marched under the command of the Colonel of Infantry, sub Magistro peditum, bore on their ‘white’ or ‘silver’ shield, with a light green […]

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) […]