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Title Mythology in the scholia to Apollonios Rhodios

Greek scholia vetera represent a significant heritage of the ancient critics’ philological activity. Their main aim was to contribute to correct understanding of the text while taking into regard not only the linguistic and literary perspectives but also the regional and social context. Hence scholia to works dealing with mythology also contain interesting information on various versions of the myth and their tradition; apart from that, they show the ways of how ancient critics viewed particular myths. On scholia to the epic work by Apollonius of Rhodes, whose epic is the only preserved representative from the Hellenic period, it will be shown what paradigms of thoughts we can find in the approach towards the ancient myth. Consequently, they will be subject to comparison with traditional ancient interpretation methods of myth.

Primary author
Irena Radova