Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Oppianus (Oppian)
(642 words)

[1] of Anazarbus (or Corycus) in Cilicia;

active in the 2nd half of the 2nd cent AD;

author of a Greek didactic poem about fishing.

[2] of Apamea;

active in the first half of the 3rd cent. AD;

author of a Greek didactic poem about hunting.

Works

Two didactic poems are transmitted under the name of Oppianus: Halieutiká (Hal.), On Fishing, and Kynēgetiká (Kyn.), On Hunting. Due to difference…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Oppianus (Oppian)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0154>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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