Eronda e la polyeideia di Filita. Per una lettura del Mim. 5, tra suggestioni callimachee (Ia. 13) e teocritee (Id. 15)
The article offers a metapoetic reading of Herondas’ Mim. 5, emphasizing some points of contact with Callimachus’ Iambus 13 and Theocritus’ Idyll 15. The “dialogue” with Callimachus, in particular, seems to allow the collocation of Mim. 5 in the Hellenistic debate about πολυείδεια and ποικιλία. The occasion for Herondas was given by Philitas of Cos, who had decided to write not only elegies, but also a hexametric poem.