HISTORY: Historical excursus on the aquarium hobby, Part 2 – Ancient Greece to Ancient Rome

By Natasha Khardina

Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD) was the first author to mention a vivarium, a fishpond, that stood in the home of the noble Lucinus Muraena – a rich man whose name is now commemorated in the scientific name for moray eel Muraena muraena, – towards the end of the second century BC…

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