Vol. 47 (2021): XLVII - 2021

Per il testo, il ritmo e lo iato dell’Epistola di Aristea a Filocrate

Published June 21, 2021
  • Aristeas,
  • Epistula ad Philocratem,
  • textual criticism,
  • Greek prose,
  • hiatus


Abstract: The aim of the first part of this paper is to cast new light on the textual con­stitution of some passages of the Epistula Aristeae ad Philocratem. Ca. 20 pieces are discuss­ed and for most of them a new solution is proposed; in the other cases I argue for a solution already proposed, but not accepted by the editors. The aim of the second part is to establish whether the ps.-Aristeas used rhythmical prose or not, and whether he avoided the hiatus. The analysis shows that he wrote rhythmical prose and avoided the hiatus.