Oppian fl. 2nd cent

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Oppian fl. 2nd cent
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Oppià, de Còricos
Oppian, of Corycus
Oppian, of Anabarzus
Oppian, of Cilicia
Oppien, de Corcyros
Oppianos, aus Korykos
Oppiano, di Corcyra
Oppianus Anazarbensis, Epicurs
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Epic Poet
Fajen, F. Handschriftliche Überlieferung und sogennante Euteknios-Paraphrase der Halieutika des Oppian, 1979: t.p. (Oppian)
LC data base, 2-9-88 (hdg.: Oppianus)
Brockh. Enzyklop. (Oppianus
2nd cent. A.D.)
Smith, W. Classical dict. of Greek and Roman ... 1925 (Oppianus
fl. about 180 A.D.)
Encyclo. Brit. (Oppian
of Corycus (or Anazarbus) in Cilica
fl. A.D. 161-180
wrote the Halieutica)
Megalē Hellēnikē enkykl. (Oppianos, Hellēn poiētēs, akmamasas deutero aiōna m. Ch)
1911 edition encyclopedia Web site, Dec. 8, 2003 (Oppian
Oppian of Corycus (or Anabarzus) in Cilicia
flourished in the reign of Marcus Aurelius)
Oxford classical dict., 1996 (Oppian of Cilicia
late 2nd cent. A.D.
wrote the Halieutica
Cynegetica is clearly not by him)
TLG Canon of Greek Authors and Works, Third Edition, pg. 286
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol , 1867, p. 1:
Brill's New Pauly: "Oppian, from Corcyrus, Author of a didactic poem on fishing....o be distinguished from O. [2], of a didactic poem entitled Ἁλιευτικά/Halieutiká, 'On Fishing', 3506 verses in 5 books, which is dedicated to Marcus [1] Aurelius and Commodus (177-180 AD). Sources for his biography: vitae in a series of manuscripts
according to which O. was banished by Septimius Severus and received back into Rome by Caracalla (Suda s.v. Ὀ.
Athen. 1,13c). Content: books 1 and 2 describe ways of living on fish, books 3-5 techniques for catching fish. The reader is acquainted with the world of fish by means of constant anthropomorphism and detailed Homeric comparison...." from Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari). "Oppianus." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and
Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2011. Brill Online. Tufts University Library. 25 April 2011
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