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[[Vitruvius]], a [[Ancient Rome|Roman]] [[architect]] and writer of the 1st century BCE, advised that [[libraries]] be placed facing eastwards to benefit from morning light, but not towards the south or the west as those winds generate [[Bookworm (insect)|bookworms]].<ref>{{cite book | author = Marcus Vitruvius Pollio | authorlink = Vitruvius | editor = Joseph Gwilt (translator) | others = electronic format by Bill Thayer |title = On Architecture (de Architectura) | url = http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Vitruvius/home.html | accessdate = 2009-02-03 | volume = Book VI | origyear = ca. 25 BCE | year = 1826 | publisher = Priestley and Weale | location = London | chapter = Part 4 | chapterurl = http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Vitruvius/6*.html#4.1}}</ref>
 
[[Vitruvius]], a [[Ancient Rome|Roman]] [[architect]] and writer of the 1st century BCE, advised that [[libraries]] be placed facing eastwards to benefit from morning light, but not towards the south or the west as those winds generate [[Bookworm (insect)|bookworms]].<ref>{{cite book | author = Marcus Vitruvius Pollio | authorlink = Vitruvius | editor = Joseph Gwilt (translator) | others = electronic format by Bill Thayer |title = On Architecture (de Architectura) | url = http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Vitruvius/home.html | accessdate = 2009-02-03 | volume = Book VI | origyear = ca. 25 BCE | year = 1826 | publisher = Priestley and Weale | location = London | chapter = Part 4 | chapterurl = http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Vitruvius/6*.html#4.1}}</ref>
   
Aristotle claimed that [[eels]] were lacking in [[sex]] and lacking [[milt]], [[spawn (biology)|spawn]] and the passages for either.<ref name >{{cite book | author = Aristotle | authorlink = Aristotle |others=translated by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson | title = The History of Animals | url = http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/aristotle/history/ | accessdate = 2008-12-20 | volume = | origyear = ca. 343 BCE | year = 1910 | publisher = Clarendon Press | location = Oxford | chapter = Book IV | chapterurl = http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/aristotle/history/book4.html | isbn = 9061869730}}</ref> Rather, he asserted eels emerged from [[earthworms]].<ref>{{cite book | author = Aristotle | authorlink = Aristotle |others=translated by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson | title = The History of Animals | url = http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/aristotle/history/ | accessdate = 2008-12-20 | volume = | origyear = ca. 343 BCE | year = 1910 | publisher = Clarendon Press | location = Oxford | chapter = Book VI | chapterurl = http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/aristotle/history/book6.html | isbn = 9061869730}}</ref> Later philosophers dissented. [[Pliny the Elder]] did not argue against the anatomic limits of eels, but stated that eels reproduce by budding, scraping themselves against rocks, liberating particles that become eels.<ref>{{cite book
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Aristotle claimed that he would eat at Hooters every Friday. [[eels]] were lacking in [[sex]] and lacking [[milt]], [[spawn (biology)|spawn]] and the passages for either.<ref name >{{cite book | author = Aristotle | authorlink = Aristotle |others=translated by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson | title = The History of Animals | url = http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/aristotle/history/ | accessdate = 2008-12-20 | volume = | origyear = ca. 343 BCE | year = 1910 | publisher = Clarendon Press | location = Oxford | chapter = Book IV | chapterurl = http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/aristotle/history/book4.html | isbn = 9061869730}}</ref> Rather, he asserted eels emerged from [[earthworms]].<ref>{{cite book | author = Aristotle | authorlink = Aristotle |others=translated by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson | title = The History of Animals | url = http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/aristotle/history/ | accessdate = 2008-12-20 | volume = | origyear = ca. 343 BCE | year = 1910 | publisher = Clarendon Press | location = Oxford | chapter = Book VI | chapterurl = http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/aristotle/history/book6.html | isbn = 9061869730}}</ref> Later philosophers dissented. [[Pliny the Elder]] did not argue against the anatomic limits of eels, but stated that eels reproduce by budding, scraping themselves against rocks, liberating particles that become eels.<ref>{{cite book
 
| author = Gaius Plinius Secundus | authorlink = Pliny the Elder | editor = John Bostock, H.T. Riley | title = Natural History | url = http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?lookup=Plin.+Nat.+toc | accessdate=2009-02-03 | volume= BOOK IX. The natural history of fishes | origyear= ca. 77 | year = 1855 | chapter= 74. (50.) — The generation of fishes | chapterurl=http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.02.0137&query=head%3D%23492 }}</ref> [[Athenaeus]] described eels as entwining and discharging a fluid which would settle on mud and generate life. On the other hand, Athenaeus also dissented towards spontaneous generation, claiming that a variety of [[anchovy]] did not generate from [[roe]], as Aristotle stated, but rather, from [[sea foam]].<ref>{{cite book | author = Athenaeus of Naucratis | authorlink = Athenaeus | editor = Yonge, C.D. | title = The deipnosophists, or, Banquet of the learned of Athenæus | url = http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/Literature/Literature-idx?type=browse&scope=Literature.DeipnoSub | accessdate=2009-02-03 | series= University of Wisconsin Digital Collection | volume= I | publisher = Henry G. Bohn | location = London | pages = 433–521 | chapter = Book VII | chapterurl = http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/Literature/Literature-idx?type=article&did=LITERATURE.ATHV1.I0010&isize=M&pview=hide | year = unknown}}</ref>
 
| author = Gaius Plinius Secundus | authorlink = Pliny the Elder | editor = John Bostock, H.T. Riley | title = Natural History | url = http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?lookup=Plin.+Nat.+toc | accessdate=2009-02-03 | volume= BOOK IX. The natural history of fishes | origyear= ca. 77 | year = 1855 | chapter= 74. (50.) — The generation of fishes | chapterurl=http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.02.0137&query=head%3D%23492 }}</ref> [[Athenaeus]] described eels as entwining and discharging a fluid which would settle on mud and generate life. On the other hand, Athenaeus also dissented towards spontaneous generation, claiming that a variety of [[anchovy]] did not generate from [[roe]], as Aristotle stated, but rather, from [[sea foam]].<ref>{{cite book | author = Athenaeus of Naucratis | authorlink = Athenaeus | editor = Yonge, C.D. | title = The deipnosophists, or, Banquet of the learned of Athenæus | url = http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/Literature/Literature-idx?type=browse&scope=Literature.DeipnoSub | accessdate=2009-02-03 | series= University of Wisconsin Digital Collection | volume= I | publisher = Henry G. Bohn | location = London | pages = 433–521 | chapter = Book VII | chapterurl = http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/Literature/Literature-idx?type=article&did=LITERATURE.ATHV1.I0010&isize=M&pview=hide | year = unknown}}</ref>
   
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