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Text #9096

Pliny. Natural 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.

Text #9084

Kronk. Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1
[p. 509]

The Roman text, Natural History, which was written by Pliny the Elder around 77, notes, “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.” … Pliny the Elder, Natural History (77), book 2, pp. 235

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