By Richard J. Schoeck (ed.)

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5. The spelling varies; Kaempfer writes Cobras de Cabelo. Considerable material on the cobra had been published during the previous century by the physician and naturalist Garcia da Orta, Coloquios dos simples, e drogas he cousas Medicinais da India (Goa, 1563). 6. See above, note page 5. the neck is achieved by raising and pushing forward the long anterior ribs as the elastic skin is stretched tight over this structure. 8. 64. 9. Francesco Redi (1626-1698), Osservazioni intomo alle vipere (Florence, 1664), the first scientific treatise on snake poisons.

Little Thus, native Indians and Western travelers alike were struck with both fear and wonder as snake charmers appeared to cast a spell on the dreaded cobra which rendered it harmless and, even more, compelled the beast to dance. The snake charmer, accompanied by an assistant or a boy, would journey from village to village where he performed for the public in the marketplace or he might go from door to door offering his services for a fee. Whether the show be public or private, the charmer would first reach into a cloth and take out a portion of a little root.

This is taken from the edition many times printed in the seventeenth century, containing the adages of many humanists beside Erasmus and some of the most complete indexes. 10. Operum Aiistotelis TomusJI, (edited by Isaac Casaubon], (Lyon, 1590), p. 62. 11. Busson, p. 374. 12. Francesco Vicomercato, In viii libzos Aiistotelis de Naturali Auscultatione Commentaiii, (Paris, 1550), Epistle to Pierre du Chastel: "Inter deima et hominem, cum natura ipsa inter se infinite disiunctos, tum vero in primis ex Adae peccato dissimiles omnino redditos, lesus Christus m├ędius constitutus est, qui deus et homo dissimilitudine sublata eos inter se arctissimo vinculo coniimgit....

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Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Bononiensis: Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies Bologna 26 August to 1 September 1979 (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies) by Richard J. Schoeck (ed.)


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