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Fowling
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(ὀρνιθευτική/ornitheutikḗ, ἰξευτικά/ixeutiká; Latin aucupium). As is shown by the large number of casual references, fowling was probably very widespread in Antiquity, and in rural regions was esp. common. In literary texts, fowling regularly appears in connection with hunting and fishing, as in Sophocles [1], who introduces fowling to illustrate the supremacy of humans over animals (Soph. Ant. 342-347). Plato [1] deals with fowling among the regulations for hunting, but rejects it as an activity for free youths; he ma…

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Schneider, Helmuth (Kassel), “Fowling”, 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 21 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12206640>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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