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Plutarch, Whether Land Or Sea Animals Are More Clever, 976c

nanwhence it appears that the race of water creatures is not wholly unendowed with your precious gift of divination. Indeed, Ihave heard that near Sura, a village in Lycia between Phellus and Myra, men sit and watch the gyrations and flights and pursuits of fish and divine from them by a professional and rational system, as others do with birds. But let these examples suffice to show that sea animals are not entirely unrelated to us or cut off from human fellowship. Of their uncontaminated and native intelligence their caution is strong evidence. For nothing that swims and does not merely stick or cling to rock

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