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Writer of an informative Latin  didactic poem about the  hunt (Cynegetica = Cyn.) in several bks., of which one fragment of 541 hexameters from the first bk. is extant. G. was perhaps of Faliscan ( Falisci) origin (Cyn. 40). Ovid mentions him and his didactic poem in the Epistulae ex Ponto (4,16,35); in the case of the spelling Gratius attested by the Ovid MSS, it is probably a matter of an historically incorrect variation. As the Cyn. presuppose the ‘Georgica’ of  Vergilius [5] and the ‘Metamorphoses’ of  Ovidius, we can limit their origin precisely to the years b…

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Schindler, Alfred (Heidelberg), “Grattius”, 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 07 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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