Vol. 47 (2021): XLVII - 2021
Articoli

Atena è sempre bella: Call. Lav. Pall. 17

Published June 21, 2021
Keywords
  • Callimachus,
  • Hellenistic poetry,
  • aulos,
  • Athena,
  • Greek myth

Abstract

In Callimachus’ fifth hymn, the statement “her look is ever fair” may wittily allude to the myth of Athena as inventor of the aulos, which she immediately threw away thinking that playing it made her face ugly.