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Chasing (Most of) the Giants out of Grattius’ Cynegetica

Lowe, Dunstan (2013) Chasing (Most of) the Giants out of Grattius’ Cynegetica. Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica, 104 (1). pp. 183-188. ISSN 0033-4987. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Near the start of Grattius' Cynegetica, a cryptic mythological exemplum warns that careless hunting brings disaster. Most editors, including the most recent, have turned this into a version of the Gigantomachy with some strange features. In fact a much more satisfactory interpretation lies at hand with very little emendation. The exemplum is about Orion. Not only does this fit the context and match known versions of the myth, but it gives a role in Grattius' hunting poem to the most famous mythical hunter of all, who is otherwise absent.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Dunstan Lowe
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2013 16:11 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37508 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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