Oppian of Cilicia flourished within the latter half the 2d century, and devoted his Fishing (in 5 books) to Antoninus, most likely Marcus Aurelius. It bargains with the behavior and features of fish in addition to giving directions for fishing: if no longer precisely poetical, it incorporates a good deal of curious info. The Chase, devoted to Caracalla, is an inferior composition and should also be the paintings of a Syrian imitator. the 1st booklet offers an appreciation of the huntsman's horses and hounds, the 3 final being dedicated to the looking of untamed animals, from the lion to the hare. This variation is supplied with broad zoological and ichthyological notes.
This quantity additionally comprises the extant paintings of 2 epic poets of Egypt who wrote within the moment 1/2 the fifth century lower than the impression of Nonnus. The Rape of Helen of Colluthus in 394 strains is a delightful account of the Judgement of Paris and Helen's elopement with him; Tryphiodorus (papyri exhibit the proper spelling to be Triphiodorus) offers with The Taking of Troy in 691 traces, starting with the wood Horse and finishing with the sacrifice of Polyxena.
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