Ancient Greeks and Romans would overtly grieve for the lack of a dog, evidenced by inscriptions left on tombstones commemorating their loss. The surviving epitaphs dedicated to horses are extra doubtless to reference a gratitude for the companionship that had come from warfare horses rather than race horses. The latter could have chiefly been commemorated as a way to further the owner’s fame and glory. In Ancient Egypt, dogs and baboons were kept as pets and buried with their house owners. Dogs got names, which is critical as Egyptians considered names to have magical properties. Domestication contrasts with taming, which is solely when an un-domesticated, wild animal has turn out to be tolerant of human presence, and maybe, even enjoys it.
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