Bartley, Adam (2003) Stories from the Mountains, Stories from the Sea - The Digressions and Developed Similes of the Halieutica of Oppian and the Cynegetica. Hypomnemata, 105 . Vandehoef and Ruprecht, 374 pp. ISBN 3525252498.
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This is an examination of two works of Greek didactic epic, the Halieutica of Oppian of Cilicia and the Cynegetica of an unknown Syrian poet from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. It places them in the context of developments in Greek and Roman Epic poetry over the preceding 9 centuries, as well as Bucolic verse, Tragedy and Epigram. The book considers the non-technical part of these works, which are otherwise concerned with fishing and hunting. There has previously been no analytical commentary of either work and this provides such a commentary to all of the digressions and longer similes, as well as analytical consideration of the books as a whole.
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages|
|Depositing User:||Maureen Nunn|
|Date Deposited:||19 Dec 2007 18:51|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:02|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1305 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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