(Chapter 6) Footnote 85:
See Pollux 2.71: “The hollows of the eyes are called ‘mussel-shells’”: ta/ ge mh\n e)/gkoila tw=n o)fqalmw=n ko/gxoi kalou=ntai. The 1555 edition omits mention of the Greek nomenclature. Julius Pollux (2nd cent. A.D.) wrote his encyclopedic dictionary during the lifetime of the emperor Commodus. Arranged by subject, its section on human anatomy became after its rediscovery and publication in 1502 “a sort of storehouse from which the Humanist physicians drew words to replace the Arabist terms in current use. Pollux has thus become the source of a good deal of our modern anatominal terminology.”— Singer 1957, 107.