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Grattius: Hunting an Augustan Poet

Steven J. Green

Abstract

Grattius’ Cynegetica, a Roman didactic poem on hunting with dogs, is the author’s only surviving work, though it reaches us now in an incomplete form. Thanks to a passing reference by Ovid in his Epistulae ex Ponto it can confidently be dated to the Augustan period, and yet while his literary contemporaries have been and continue to be subjects of academic scrutiny, Grattius is seldom read and remains almost completely unappreciated in classical and literary scholarship. This volume is the first book-length study of Grattius in English or any other language and sets out to rehabilitate the neg ... More

Keywords: Grattius, Cynegetica, hunting, dog, didactic, Augustan, poetry, reception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198789017
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198789017.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven J. Green, editor
Senior Lecturer in Humanities, Yale-NUS College Singapore, and Honorary Research Fellow, University College London

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