Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 11 On The Teeth, Which are also counted as bones

How teeth are fixed in the jaws

The teeth are all fixed in the sockets of the jaws like nails; 13 because of their resemblance to animal stalls, the Greeks call these sockets fa/tnia, the Romans praesepiola. 14 These [alveoli dentales] surround and confine each tooth, so precisely holding them in place that thay are not readily moved, not even a little.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 11 On The Teeth, Which are also counted as bones