Text #1664Natural History. Series: Natural History. Vol. 1 .
[Plin. Nat. 2.25. Translated by H. Rackham. Harvard University Press. 1967. (10 Vols.) p. 241]
Other similar meteoric lights are ‘beams,’ in Greek dokoi, for example one that appeared when the Spartans were defeated at sea and lost the empire of Greece. (394 BC) There also occurs a yawning of the actual sky, called
chasma, (XXVII) and also something that looks like blood, and a fire that falls from it to the earth – the most alarming possible cause of terror to mankind; as happened in the third year of the 107th Olympiad, when King Philip was throwing Greece into disturbance.