Text #9096Natural History. Series: Natural History. Vol. 1 .
[Plin. Nat. 2.23. Translated by H. Rackham. Harvard University Press. 1967. (10 Vols.) p. 235]
A terrible comet was seen by the people of Ethiopia and Egypt, to which Typhon, the king of that period gave his name; it had a fiery appearance and was twisted like a coil, and it was very grim to behold: it was not really a star so much as what may be called a ball of fire.