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ID: 901000812
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000812
Record Type: Event/Narrative

Calydonian Boar Hunt (Greek narrative)

Note: In Greek mythology, a hunt performed by various Greek heroes to kill a boar that was ravaging the region of Calydon in Aetolia, sent by Artemis to punish them. the leader of the Calydonian boar hunt was Meleager. The Iliad relates how Meleager’s father, King Oeneus of Calydon, had omitted to sacrifice to Artemis, who sent a wild boar to ravage the country. Meleager collected a band of heroes to hunt it, and he eventually killed it himself. The Calydonians and the Curetes (neighboring warriors who aided in the hunt) then quarrelled over the spoils, and war broke out between them.

Names:
Calydonian Boar Hunt (Greek narrative) (preferred,English-P,D,P)
Calydonian Hunt (Greek narrative) (English,U,P)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Greek iconography> (P)
........<Greek narratives> (P)
............Calydonian Boar Hunt (Greek narrative) (I)
Related Iconography:
actor is .... Meleager
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Meleager (Greek character)) [901000825]
actor is .... Dioscuri
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Dioscuri (Greco-Roman deities)) [901000815]
has as focus .... Calydonian Boar
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Calydonian Boar (Greek character)) [901000848]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... narrative (literary works)
.....(genres for literature, genres in literature and performing arts, concepts in the arts and humanities, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Ancient Greek (culture or style)
.....(Aegean periods, Aegean, Mediterranean (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
actor is .... boar (species)
.....(Sus (genus), Suidae (family), Artiodactyla (order), Mammalia (class), Vertebrata (subphylum), Chordata (phylum), Animalia (kingdom), Eukaryota (domain), living organisms (entities), Living Organisms (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
topic is .... hunt
.....(contests, cultural events, events (activities), Events (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
located in .... Calydon
.....(Aetolia and Acarnania regional division, Region of Western Greece, Greece, Europe) (TGN)

Sources:
Calydonian Boar Hunt (Greek narrative)
................J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) implied in 91N322 the wild boar is killed, usually by Meleager
Calydonian Hunt (Greek narrative)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) in "Mealeager," accessed 9 July 2017
................ J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/226430/peter-paul-rubens-the-calydonian-boar-hunt-flemish-about-1611-1612/

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