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The second century poet Oppian of Cilicia wrote a celebrated didactic epic on the subject of ‘Fishing’ in five books, dedicated to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. It deals with the habits and characteristics of fish, as well as giving instructions for the art of fishing. Though not precisely poetical in nature, the ‘Halieutica’ preserves a great deal of curious information that would have been otherwise lost. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This eBook presents Oppian’s complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Oppian’s life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Oppian, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introductions to the texts
* A. W. Mair’s 1928 translations, which previously appeared in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Oppian
* Features Mair’s original footnotes
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes the rare Pseudo-Oppian work ‘The Chase’, first time in digital print
* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the pages paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Features a bonus biography — immerse yourself Oppian’s ancient world
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Translations
The Chase (Pseudo-Oppian)

The Greek Texts
Contents of the Greek Texts

The Dual Texts
Dual Greek and English Texts

The Biography
Introduction to Oppian by A. W. Mair

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