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Boeus
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(Βοιός; Boiós). Mentioned by both Ath. 9,393e and Antoninus Liberalis as the author of an Ὀρνιθογονία (Ornithogonía), a didactic poem in at least two books from the 3rd cent. BC about men being transformed into birds. The work was used by Ovid and imitated, or translated into Latin, by his older contemporary, Aemilius Macer (two books).

Bibliography

A. S. Hollis (ed.), Ovid, Metamorphoses Book VIII, 1970, xvii, 33

G. Lafaye, Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide et leurs modèles Grecs, 1904, 51-53

CollAlex 23-25.

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Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main), “Boeus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e218910>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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