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The Resource Oppian, Colluthus, and Tryphiodorus, with an English translation by A.W. Mair, (electronic resource)

Oppian, Colluthus, and Tryphiodorus, with an English translation by A.W. Mair, (electronic resource)

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Oppian, Colluthus, and Tryphiodorus
Title
Oppian, Colluthus, and Tryphiodorus
Statement of responsibility
with an English translation by A.W. Mair
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
In Fishing, Oppian of Cilicia, who flourished in the latter half of the second century CE, discusses fish and gives angling instructions. The Chase, on hunting, may be the work of a Syrian imitator. Colluthus and Tryphiodorus (properly "Triphiodorus"), epic poets of Egypt, wrote in the second half of the fifth century CE.
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MaCbHUP
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active 2nd century
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Oppian
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1875-1928
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  • Colluthus, of Lycopolis
  • Tryphiodorus
  • Mair, A. W.
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
219
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  • Animals
  • Fishing
  • Fowling
  • Hunting
  • Zoology
Summary expansion
Oppian of Cilicia flourished in the latter half of the 2nd century, and dedicated his Fishing (in five books) to "Antoninus," presumably Marcus Aurelius. It deals with the habits and characteristics of fish as well as giving instructions for fishing: if not exactly poetical, it contains a great deal of curious information. The Chase, dedicated to Caracalla, is an inferior composition and may even be the work of a Syrian imitator. The first book gives an appreciation of the huntsman's horses and hounds, the three remaining being devoted to the hunting of wild animals, from the lion to the hare. This edition is equipped with extensive zoological and ichthyological notes. This volume also includes the extant work of two epic poets of Egypt who wrote in the second half of the 5th century under the influence of Nonnus. The Rape of Helen of Colluthus in 394 lines is a pleasant account of the Judgement of Paris and Helen's elopement with him; Tryphiodorus (papyri reveal the correct spelling to be "Triphiodorus") deals with The Taking of Troy in 691 lines, beginning with the Wooden Horse and ending with the sacrifice of Polyxena
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general
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Oppian, Colluthus, and Tryphiodorus, with an English translation by A.W. Mair, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Control code
ssj0001418305
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9780674992412
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(print)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001418305
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Oppian, Colluthus, and Tryphiodorus, with an English translation by A.W. Mair, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Control code
ssj0001418305
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674992412
Isbn Type
(print)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001418305
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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