Many of them fell into the slough of pauperism, and were saved from starvation by public doles.
Hannibal reduced it in 216 by starvation, and destroyed and plundered the town.
The average number of seals killed annually is about 33,000.1 The 1 Owing to representations of the Swedish government in 1874 as to the killing of seals at breeding time on the east coast of Greenland, and the consequent loss of young seals left to die of starvation, the Seal Fisheries Act 1875 was passed in England to provide for the establishment of a close time for seal fishery in the seas in question.
He is said to have died of voluntary starvation, being threatened with total blindness.
fames, hunger), extreme and general scarcity of food, causing distress and deaths from starvation among the population of a district or country.