Poisoned Arrows and an Etymology for Toxic


Aristotle, On Marvellous things heard, 86 [=837a] “People claim that among the Celts there is a drug which they call the “arrow” [toxikon]. They report that it induces so quick a death that the Celts’ hunters, whenever they have shot a deer or some other animal, rush ahead to cut off its flesh before it […]

Poisoned Arrows and an Etymology for Toxic

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