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Part 5

This webpage reproduces part of the Introduction to
the Cynegetica and Halieutica

by
Oppian

published in the Loeb Classical Library,
1928

The text is in the public domain.

This page has been carefully proofread
and I believe it to be free of errors.
If you find a mistake though, please let me know!


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Parts 7 & 8

Introduction
to Oppian

p. lxxiv VI. Analyses

Analysis of the Cynegetica:

Bk. I.1‑46 Prooemium; 47‑80 Triple division of the hunting of wild creatures — Fowling, Hunting, Fishing; 81‑90 Physical qualities of Hunter; 91‑109 The Hunter's equipment; 110‑146 Seasons of Hunting; 147‑157 The Hunter's weapons; 158‑367 Horses; 368‑538 Dogs.

Bk. II.1‑42 The Inventors of Hunting; 43‑175 Bulls; 176‑292 Deer; 293‑295 Broad-horn; 296‑299 Iorcus; 300‑314 Antelope; 315‑325 Gazelle; 326‑444 Wild Goats and Sheep; 445‑488 Oryx; 489‑550 Elephant; 551‑569 Rhinoceros; 570‑585 Panther, Cat, Dormouse; 586‑597 Squirrel; 598‑604 Hedgehog and Spiny Mouse; 605‑611 Ape; 612‑628 Blind Rat.

Bk. III.1‑6 Prooemium; 7‑62 Lion; 63‑83 Leopard; 84‑106 Lynx; 107‑138 Digression on the affection of animals for their young; 139‑182 Bear; 183‑250 Wild Ass; 251‑261 Wild Horse; 262‑339 Wolf and Hyena; 340‑363 Tiger; 364‑390 Wild Boar; 391‑406 Porcupine; 407‑448 Ichneumon, Crocodile, and Asp; 449‑460 Fox; 461‑471 Giraffe; 482‑503 Ostrich; 504‑525 Hare.

Bk. IV.1‑76 Prooemium; general precepts on Hunting; 77‑211 Lion Hunting; 212‑229 Hunting of Thos and Leopard; 230‑353 Leopards and Dionysus; 354‑424 Bear Hunting; 425‑438 Hare Hunting; 439‑447 Gazelle Hunting; 448‑453 Fox Hunting.

Analysis of the Halieutica:

Bk. I.1‑79 Prooemium; comparison of Hunting, Fishing, and Fowling; 79‑92 Depth of the Sea, etc. p. lxxv93‑445 Habitat and Habit of various Fishes; 446‑512 the Mating of various Fishes; 513‑553 Mating of Eels, Turtles, Poulpes; 554‑579 Mating of Muraena; 580‑583 Mating of Dolphin; 584‑637 Fish-breeding in general; 638‑645 Molluscs, Selachians, etc.; 646‑685 Dolphin; 686‑701 Seal; 702‑733 Love of offspring among animals; 734‑741 Dog-fish; 742‑746 Angel-shark; 747‑755 Glaucus; 756‑761 Tunny; 762‑797 Oysters and Aphya.

Bk. II.1‑42 Prooemium; 43‑55 Fishes prey one on the other; 56‑85 the Torpedo; 86‑119 the Fishing Frog; 120‑27 Cuttle-fish; 128‑140 Prawn; 141‑161 Ox-ray (Cephalopterus Giorna); 167‑180 Crab and Oyster; 181‑185 Star-fish and Oyster; 186‑198 Pinna and Pinnoteres; 199‑224 Uranoscopus scaber; 225‑231 Sea-urchins; 232‑252 Poulpe (Octopus); 253‑421 Spiny Lobster, Muraena, Poulpe; 422‑500 Venomous Fishes — Scolopendra, Iulis, Poulpe, Cuttle-fish, Goby, Scorpion, Sea-swallow, Weever, Squalus centrina, Sting-ray; 501‑532 Parasites of Tunny and Dog-fish; 533‑552 Dolphin; 553‑627 Dolphin and Amia (Bonito); 628‑641 Dolphin; 642‑663 Grey Mullet (κεστρεύς); 664‑688 Epilogue.

Bk. III.1‑28 Prooemium; 29‑49 Attributes of the Fisherman; 50‑71 Seasons for Fishing; 72‑91 Instruments of Fisherman; 92‑97 Wiles of Fish; 98‑116 Grey Mullet (κεστρεύς); 117‑120 Muraena; 121‑125 Basse; 126‑127 Mormyrus; 128‑131 Basse; 132‑137 Orcynus (largest size of Tunny); 138‑143 Ox-ray, Sea-sheep, Skate, Hake (?); 144‑148 Bonito and Fox-shark; 149‑155 Torpedo; 156‑165 Cuttle-fish; 166‑168 Squid; 169‑204 Baits for various Fish; 205‑337 Anthias; 338‑370 Cantharus or Black Sea-bream; 371‑413 Admos; 414‑431 Saupe; 432‑442 Red p. lxxviMullet; 443‑481 Melanurus; 482‑528 Grey Mullet (κεστρεύς); 529‑575 Sword-fish; 576‑619 Mackerel, Tunny, Needle-fish, Dentex; 620‑648 Tunny.

Bk. IV.1‑10 Fishes captured through love of their kind; 11‑39 Address to Love (Eros); 40‑126 Parrot-wrasse; 127‑146 Grey Mullet (κέφαλος); 147‑171 Cuttle-fish; 172‑241 Merle-wrasse and Thrush-wrasse; 242‑263 Dog-fishes; 264‑307 Poulpes; 308‑403 Sargues; 404‑436 Hippurus; 437‑438 Pilot-fish; 439‑449 Squid; 450‑467 Eel; 468‑503 Aphya; 504‑592 Pelamyds; 593‑65 Divers catch Sargue; 616‑634 Divers catch Sciaena; 635‑646 Weel, Hook, Net, Trident, Burning the water 647‑693 Poisoning the water.

Bk. V.1‑4 Prooemium; 46‑357 Sea-monsters; Whale-guide (67‑108); Whale-hunting (109 ff.); 358‑364 Lamia (Lamna); 365‑375 Dog-fishes; 376‑391 Seal; 392‑415 Turtles; 416‑558 Dolphin, Legends of; 589‑597 Testaceans; 598‑611 Purple-shells; 612‑674 Sponge-fishers; 675‑680 Epilogue.


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