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Journal
2005 | 60 | 3 | 300-314
Article title

Theopompus' Meropis: History of Research and an Attempt at Interpretation

Authors
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Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The article contains a new Polish translation of the fragment of Theopompus' Meropis preserved by Aelian. The translation is accompanied by notes pointing out similar ideas in other ancient writers. After discussing various earlier proposals of interpretation, the author concludes that Theopompus' myth should be considered from three perspectives: as an interesting story meant to fascinate the reader; as a polemic against Plato, parodying motifs found in his dialogues; and as an allegory presenting human fate in the spirit of archaic pessimism.
Journal
Year
Volume
60
Issue
3
Pages
300-314
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
author
  • M. Winiarczyk, Uniwersytet Wroclawski, Instytut Historyczny, ul. Szewska 49, 50-139 Wroclaw, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
07PLAAAA02905924
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.573d82c9-4852-3a59-a2d3-b57effbba8e0
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