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Stasis-theory in Homeric commentary

Heath, M. (1993) Stasis-theory in Homeric commentary. Mnemosyne, 46 (3). pp. 356-363. ISSN 0026-7074

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(i) Analysis of the small number of references to the rhetorical theory of stasis (issue-theory) in the Homeric scholia shows that they assume a modified version of the theory of Athenaeus, a contemporary and rival of Hermagoras of Temnos. (ii) In his discussion of Agamemnon's speech in Iliad 3.456-60 Eustathius follows the discussion in Plutarch Quaestiones convivales 9.13, rather than that in the scholia. It is shown that this is justified on technical grounds. The interpretation in the scholia does not fit Agamemnon's speech, and must have originated in a discussion of the attested Homeric 'problem' concerning claims that the Trojans had broken their oath.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 1993 Brill Academic Publishers
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > Classics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 07:54
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/390

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