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date: 12 August 2020


The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

Epic heroes (see homer) hunt to fill their bellies or to rid the land of dangerous beasts. The boar is the most formidable antagonist; venison is highly valued; mentions of lions are problematic. Hunters go on foot, armed with spear or bow. In Greek Classical literature the educational value of hunting is emphasized, but hunting is still for the pot and the methods described in ... ...

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