Un improbabile zetema omerico (Strat. AP 12.4)

Enrico Magnelli


In the last line of Strato, AP 12.4, the placement of zetein before a quotation from Homer alludes to the widespread tradition of the Homeric zetemata – while creating a witty paradox, since there was nothing to ‘investigate’ in so trite an epic formula.


Strato of Sardis; Homer; Greek epigram; ancient scholarship

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/prometheus-18821

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