Camel /camelus/ 10.2X7.2 cm

The story of the camel repeats the text by Isidore /XII.1.35/ who drew on writings by Pliny /VIII. 18.26/ and Solinus /49.9/, it is repeated by Pseudo-Hugh /111.20/. The word “camel” comes from the Greek

camelus

— “camurus” which stands for “curved” or from “cami” which is “inclined” or “bent”. The text mentions the Arabian and the Bactrian breeds of camels, describes their endurance, swiftness, longevity, lust, their ability to resist thirst for long periods and their hostility to horses.