Myths on the Margins of Homer: Prolegomena to the Mythographus Homericus

Joan Pagès, Nereida Villagra | 2022 | ISBN: 3110751151 | English | 220 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Series: Trends in Classics – Supplementary Volumes, 124
Even though there is agreement on the existence of an Imperial commentary on Homer, going under the name Mythographus Homericus, a large-scale study of this work has been lacking. The objective of this collective volume is to fill this blank. The authors represent diverse opinions, a consequence of the complex nature of the textual tradition but also of the difficulty of defining the nature of this mythographic work itself. This volume offers a study of Mythographus Homericus from different perspectives: the place of the work in the history of scholarship, the state of the text, which has been transmitted by scholia and papyri, its readership, its place in mythography and in Homeric scholarship, its intertextual relationship to other mythographic works or scholiastic corpora and its contribution to the study of myth from a typological perspective.