Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. Translated from the Arabic by David Larsen. Poet and scholar David Larsen's English translation of the late 10th century Arabic lexicographer Ibn Khalawayh's list of names of lions. Essentially a book of translation about translation, this unique collection engages a medieval scholarly practice of documenting with precision and clarity. Larsen's lively introduction, notes, and the 400 epithets are an engrossing work of cultural studies.