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Aristotle's Lost Homeric Problems: Textual Studies

Robert Mayhew


This volume consists of a set of studies focused on various aspects of a relatively neglected subject: a lost work of Aristotle entitled Homeric Problems. Most of the evidence for this lost work consists mainly of ‘fragments’ surviving in the Homeric scholia (comments in the margins of the medieval manuscripts of the Homeric epics, mostly coming from lost commentaries on these epics). But other sources have been neglected. The book has three parts. The first deals with preliminary issues: the relationship of this lost work to the Homeric scholarship that came before it, and to Aristotle’s comm ... More

Keywords: Aristotle, Homer, Poetics, scholia, fragments, Iliad, Odyssey, problêma, allegory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198834564
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198834564.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Mayhew, author
Professor of Philosophy, Seton Hall University