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Torpedoes in the Greco-Roman World: Pt. 1. Wonders of Nature Between Science and Myth

Stanley Finger and Marco Piccolino

in The Shocking History of Electric Fishes: From Ancient Epochs to the Birth of Modern Neurophysiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195366723
eISBN:
9780199897087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366723.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The ancient Greeks and other people living along the coast of the warm Mediterranean Sea and its branches were very familiar with torpedoes, “a mean and groveling animal armed with lightning, that ... More


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