The Image of κητος in Oppian of Cilicia’s

The Image of κητος in Oppian of Cilicia’s "Halieutica"
The Image of κητος in Oppian of Cilicia’s "Halieutica"

Author(s): Ewa Kurek
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: κητος; Oppian; "Halieutica"

Summary/Abstract: The Greek word τὸ κητος has many meanings, all of them connected with miscellaneous water creatures. The didactic poem written by Oppian of Cilicia describes the inhabitants of the sea, κήτεα included. In "Halieutica" the noun τὸ κητος is used to design various animals. The article presents the usage and different meanings of this word in Oppian’s poem.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 55-62
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English