Oppian. : Colluthus. Tryphiodorus (Book, 1928) [WorldCat.org]
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Oppian. : Colluthus. Tryphiodorus

Oppian. : Colluthus. Tryphiodorus

Author: Oppian, of Apamea.; A W Mair; Colluthus, of Lycopolis.; Tryphiodorus.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press ; London : W. Heinemann, 1928
Series: Loeb classical library, 219.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Oppian of Cilicia flourished in the latter half of the 2nd century, and dedicated his Fishing (in five books) to Antoninus, presumably Marcus Aurelius. It deals with the habits and characteristics of fish as well as giving instructions for fishing: if not exactly poetical, it contains a great deal of curious information. The chase, dedicated to Caracalla, is an inferior composition and may even be the work of a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Classification
Early works
Pre-Linnean works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oppian, of Apamea.; A W Mair; Colluthus, of Lycopolis.; Tryphiodorus.
ISBN: 9780674992412 0674992415
OCLC Number: 10816308
Language Note: Greek and English on opposite pages.
Notes: The author of the Halieutica is Oppianus of Anazarbus (or of Corycus) in Cilicia; the Cynegetica is by a native (of the same name?) of Apamea in Syria.
Description: lxxx, 635 ; 17 cm
Contents: Cynegetica. Halieutica / Oppian --
The rape of Helen / Colluthus --
The taking of Ilios / Tryphiodorus.
Series Title: Loeb classical library, 219.
Other Titles: Cynegetica.
Responsibility: [each] with an English translation by A.W. Mair.


In Fishing, Oppian of Cilicia, who flourished in the latter half of the second century CE, discusses fish and gives angling instructions. The Chase, on hunting, may be the work of a Syrian imitator.  Read more...


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