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Oppianus
(811 words)

(Ὀππιανός/Oppianós).

[German version]

[1] From Corycus, Author of a didactic poem on fishing

O. from Corycus in Cilicia, author, to be distinguished from O. [2], of a didactic poem entitled Ἁλιευτικά/Halieutiká, 'On Fishing', 3506 verses in 5 books, which is dedicated to Marcus [1] Aurelius and Commodus (177-180 AD). Sources for his biography: vitae in a series of manuscripts; according to which O. was banished by …

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Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari), “Oppianus”, 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 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e832300>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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