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The Sportsman

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Author: Xenophon
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,614 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,281
mnybks.net#: 7643
Genre: Essays

Translated by H.G. Dakyns, The Sportsman is a manual on hunting hares, deer and wild boar, including the topics of dogs, and the benefits of hunting for the young.

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hal." (ap. Tsetz, "Prol. ad Lycophr.):

{tris makar Aiakide kai tetrakis olbie Peleu os toisd' en megarois ieron lekhos eisanabaineis}.

The mighty Telamon[16] won from the greatest of all states and wedded her whom he desired, Periboea the daughter of Alcathus;[17] and when the first of Hellenes,[18] Heracles[19] the son of Zeus, distributed rewards of valour after taking Troy, to Telamon he gave Hesione.[20]

[16] See "Il." viii. 283l Paus. i. 42. 1-4.

[17] Or Alcathous, who rebuilt the walls of Megara by Apollo's aid. Ov. "Met." viii. 15 foll.

[18] Reading {o protos}; or if with L. D. {tois protois}, "what time Heracles was distributing to the heroes of Hellas (lit. the first of the Hellenes) prizes of valour, to Telamon he gave."

[19] See Hom. "Il." v. 640; Strab. xiii. 595.

[20] See Diod. iv. 32; i. 42.

Of Meleager[21] be it said, whereas the honours which he won are manifest, the misfortunes on which he fell, when his father[22] in old age forgot the goddess, were no

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2014.02.09
Luke Erik
****.

I know nothing about hunting and hate dogs so I didn’t expect much of this; however there are some heartfelt passages of great beauty. Loved his argument for why hunting makes a good citizen. I use a similar drift when arguing for more chess playing.


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