A dog begins to follow Dakis in AD 67, described as a “round dog with big shoulders like the Arabs use to guard their flocks. He was the color of sand but he did not bark at me.” The narrative indicates that the dog “was no one’s dog and would be no one’s dog,” a pariah. I always wondered if this dog was meant to be a depiction of a dog at all, or rather some sort of spirit, or a fragment of conscience that took animal form in the wilderness Dakis was crossing at the time of his encounter with the animal. The dog reappears several times but never follows Dakis into a city.
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