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Headword: *)oppiano/s
Adler number: omicron,452
Translated headword: Oppian, Oppianos, Oppianus
Vetting Status: high
of Cilicia, from the city of Corycus.[1] Grammarian and epic poet. He lived under the emperor Marcus Antoninus.[2] [He wrote] Halieutica ["Fishing"] (in 5 books); Cynegetica ["Hunting"] (in 4 books);[3] Ixeutica ["Bird-catching"] (2 [books]).[4] When his poems were read in the presence of the emperor, he gave him a golden stater (i.e. a coin) for each line of verse, so that he received 20,000 coins in all.
Greek Original:
*)oppiano/s, *ki/lic, a)po\ *kwru/kou po/lews, grammatiko\s kai\ e)popoio/s, gegonw\s e)pi\ *ma/rkou *)antwni/nou basile/ws. *(alieutika\ e)n bibli/ois e#, *kunhgetika\ e)n bibli/ois d#, *)iceutika\ bibli/a b#. a)nagnwsqe/ntwn de\ tw=n poihma/twn au)tou= e)pi\ tou= au)tokra/toros, e)dwrh/sato au)tw=| pro\s e(/na sti/xon e)n me/trw| stath=ra xrusou=n, h)/goun no/misma: w(s labei=n au)to\n e)pi\ pa=si nomisma/twn muria/das du/o.
C2 AD. RE Oppianos(2); OCD4 Oppian.
[1] Barrington Atlas map 66 grid E4; present-day Kizkalesi (Gorgos). See further, n.3.
[2] mu 214.
[3] The fact that the author of the Cynegetica announces himself as a Syrian (from Apamea) is one of several reasons for doubting its attribution to Oppian.
[4] 4 books in ms.S (Vaticanus 1296). This work has not survived.
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; food; geography; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 4 September 2003@14:36:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keywords) on 5 September 2003@05:06:04.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 5 May 2008@04:47:22.
David Whitehead (expanded a note; more keywords) on 5 July 2013@03:38:52.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@10:07:44.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 18 April 2015@03:20:17.


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