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Nero Gives Birth to a Frog

The association of the emperor Nero with frogs is not unique to Plutarch (see my earlier post The Emperor Nero: Viper or Frog?). A thousand years later, the Golden Legend recorded a medieval folktale in which the emperor gave birth to a frog: Nero was not unpunished for their [St. Peter's and St. Paul's] death and other great sins and tyrannies that he committed, for he slew himself with his own hand, which tyrannies were overlong to tell, but shortly I shall rehearse here some.
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No Eggs Needed: 'Fanged' Frogs Give Birth

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (2 months ago)

Your typical frogs lay eggs, while a few species give birth to froglets. But frogs giving birth to tadpoles is new to science—and researchers have managed to witness it, the BBC reports. A scientist at Berkeley was holding what he t... Read Post

Rare Fanged Frog Gives Birth To Tadpoles

News : The Inquisitr - News (2 months ago)

A new species of fanged frog was observed giving birth to live tadpoles. The frogs are unique, as they are the only known species to have internal fertilization and give birth to tadpoles. The unusual frogs were discovered on the In... Read Post

The Emperor Nero: Viper or Frog?

History / US History : Electratig (3 years ago)

Toward the beginning of his biography of the emperor Nero, Edward Champlin quotes from an extremely odd reference to the emperor by the Greek biographer Plutarch. In an essay entitled On the Delays of Divine Vengeance (De sera numin... Read Post

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