Pliny the Elder

s Plinius Secundis was a Roman author. He is known to us as Pliny the Elder. He wrote several books on Natural History and I was going to use one of them as source material for my essay on dragons. He described them as serpents which were large and strong enough to squeeze the life out of elephants by sucking their blood.

As you can see from the image of a Chinese dragon the similarity between the two is quite limited apart from the fact they both have huge long thin bodies.

I read this much information but now the book has gone missing. I think my hubby has ‘borrowed’ it. It has bought my essay writing to a temporary halt. I need a rest anyway so thank you Pliny.