Prometheus. Rivista di studi classici <p><em>Prometheus&nbsp;</em>was founded in 1975 by Adelmo Barigazzi and mainly focuses on research regardin Latin and Greek texts in the belief that antiquity can still be crucial in the uprising of modern pupils. Great interest is given to the analysis of manuscrypts and textual criticism, but also to the interpretation and comment of the works.</p> Firenze University Press en-US Prometheus. Rivista di studi classici 0391-2698 <p>Authors retain the copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <strong>Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (<a href="">CC-BY-4.0</a>)</strong>&nbsp;that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication.</p> <p><a href="" rel="license"><img src="" alt="Creative Commons License"></a><br>This work is licensed under a <a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a></p> Per l’interpretazione di Theogn. 341-350 <p>The paper proposes an alternative interpretation of Theogn. 341-350. The image of the dog crossing the river and shaking off ‘everything’ assumes that the animal has reached the shore and implies salvation. Two reconstructive hypotheses are therefore given depending on whether one assumes that the ‘dog-poet’ remained in his homeland or was forced into exile.</p> Luigi Ferreri Copyright (c) 2022 Luigi Ferreri 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 3 28 10.36253/prometheus-13218 L’elegia delle due barbe (Theogn. 1330) <p>In Theognis’ elegy 1327-34, at line 1330 read γενύ͜ων instead of γονέ͜ων.</p> Tommaso Salvatori Copyright (c) 2022 Tommaso Salvatori 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 29 34 10.36253/prometheus-13219 On the Alleged dativus ethicus in Pindar <p>The article deals with six Pindaric passages where a <em>dativus ethicus</em> is supposed to be used by the poet. After a brief re-examination of Pind. <em>Ol.</em> 6.22-25, 9.35-39, 10.1-2, <em>Pyth.</em> 1.59, and <em>Parth.</em> fr. 94b.66 M., and on the grounds of a more detailed analysis and reconsideration of the traditional exegesis of <em>Is.</em> 5.38-39 it may be concluded that such rhetorical device never occurs; by contrast, the dative in these passages rather fulfills the common and specific syn­tactic function of either <em>commodi</em>, <em>termini</em>, or object.</p> Antonio Tibiletti Copyright (c) 2022 Antonio Tibiletti 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 35 45 10.36253/prometheus-13220 La metrica di Eveno di Paro <p>Euenus of Paros has been strongly criticised for his hexameter at fr. 1 W.<sup>2</sup>&nbsp;= G.-P.<sup>2</sup>,<sup>, </sup>v. 5, which has several metrical problems. However, a different perspective suggests that those irregulari­ties may be intentional, aiming to communicate Euenus’ own idea of rhetoric.</p> Benedetta Brogi Copyright (c) 2022 Benedetta Brogi 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 46 53 10.36253/prometheus-13221 ‘Platone’ e l’anima δύσερως. Una nota ad AP 5.78=FGE 588 s. <p>Discussion of the textual variant δύσερως instead of τλήμων in ‘Plato’ <em>AP</em> 5.78.2 = <em>FGE</em> 589, preserved by the <em>Sylloge Parisina</em>.</p> Lucia Floridi Copyright (c) 2022 Lucia Floridi 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 54 67 10.36253/prometheus-13222 Per una semantica delle pietre: Posidippo e i trattati litologici tardoantichi <p>Posidippus’ epigrams 14 and 15 A-B, devoted to the <em>iaspis</em> and <em>dracontia</em> stones respectively, feature important argumentative similarities to Late Antique lithological treatises; the study of the vocabulary and the analysis of the properties of the stones reveals Posidippus’ particular attention to magical, soteriological and therapeutic implications.</p> Ambrogio Di Flumeri Copyright (c) 2022 Ambrogio Di Flumeri 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 68 78 10.36253/prometheus-13223 Un excerptum inedito della Biblioteca pseudo-apollodorea (2.26-29) <p>The author identifies a new manuscript extract from Ps. Apollodorus’s <em>Bibliotheca </em>(2.26-29) in an exemplar of Virgil’s <em>opera omnia </em>published in Rome in 1471 (now, Paris, BnF, Rés g. Yc. 236). This item was owned by Angelo Poliziano, who copied the Apollodorean excerpt from manuscript R (Paris, BnF, gr. 2722), which is the archetype of the whole manuscript tradition of the <em>Bibliotheca</em>. This discovery is quite relevant because the folio of R containing Apollod. 2.26-29 is currently missing. An edition of the extract, with a short commentary, is provided at the end of the essay.</p> Gianmario Cattaneo Copyright (c) 2022 Gianmario Cattaneo 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 79 85 10.36253/prometheus-13224 A note on an epigram of Meleager (AP 7.79.5-6) <p>This paper concerns the last couplet of an epitaph by Meleager for Heraclitus of Ephesus (<em>AP</em> 7.79.5-6), arranged as a dialogue between the deceased and a passerby. It argues that the segment Μὴ τρηχύς, ἐπεὶ τάχα καὶ σύ τι πεύσῃ / τρηχύτερον should be taken together and attributed to the passerby, whereas the final words Πάτρας χαῖρε σὺ δ’ ἐξ Ἐφέσου should be assigned to Heraclitus.</p> Arianna Gullo Copyright (c) 2022 Arianna Gullo 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 86 95 10.36253/prometheus-13225 Catullus 1.9-10 <p>The vulgate reading <em>patrona virgo</em>&nbsp;at Catullus 1.9 should be taken as representing an attempt to decipher a corrupted scribal inversion of&nbsp;<em>rogo, patrone</em>, a plea addressed to the poem’s dedicatee, Cornelius Nepos (“accept this book…&nbsp;<em>please</em>, my patron”). &nbsp;The nature of such patronal support is examined, along with some other recent studies of lines 9-10.</p> Archibald Allen Copyright (c) 2022 Archibald Allen 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 96 98 10.36253/prometheus-13226 Orazio, Carm. 1.10.13-16 <p>This article points out unnoticed echoes of Homer (<em>Od</em>. 9.38-39) and Virgil (<em>Aen</em>. 3.1 ff. and perhaps 2.21-23) in Hor. <em>Carm</em>. 1.10.13-16 and shows that in this Horatian stanza the transmitted ‘variatio’ <em>Ilio</em> […] <em>Troiae</em> is perfectly sound and does not need to be emended. The article also shows that Ov. <em>Fast</em>. 5.663-664 (<em>quem montibus</em> […] <em>Iovi</em>) derives directly from Alcaeus (fr. 308).</p> Giovanni Zago Copyright (c) 2022 Giovanni Zago 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 99 103 10.36253/prometheus-13227 Properzio, Ovidio e le Laudes Galli <p>The two couplets of Prop. 2.34.91-92 and Ov. <em>amor</em>. 3.9.63-64 can be read as important testimonies in the complex debate on the Virgilian <em>laudes Galli</em>, at the end of the <em>Georgics</em>. Both are related to the death of Gallus and throw light on the reactions of the contem­poraries to the suicide of the elegist and the emotional context of the moment. On this basis even the alleged elimination of the <em>laudes Galli</em> by Virgil can be explained in a new perspective.</p> Paola Gagliardi Copyright (c) 2022 Paola Gagliardi 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 104 128 10.36253/prometheus-13228 Caligola, Augusto e il gioco dei dadi . Per il testo e l’interpretazione di Sen. Cons. ad Pol. 17.4 (e di Svet. Aug. 71.3) <p>This article focuses on the text of Seneca’s <em>ad Polybium</em> 17.4, in particular on <em>tesseris ac foro</em>, which lies immediately before a text suspected of being corrupt and published by Reynolds between <em>cruces</em>: this expression is commonly interpreted as relating to gambling and <em>foro</em> should accordingly indicate a kind of <em>tabula lusoria</em>. A new exegesis of <em>foro</em> is proposed here, based also on the analysis of Svet. <em>Aug.</em> 71.3 and therefore a different textual arrangement is assumed for the whole Senecan passage.</p> Rita Degl’Innocenti Pierini Copyright (c) 2022 Rita Degl’Innocenti Pierini 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 129 144 10.36253/prometheus-13229 Satirical Designators for Romans. The Roman Past and Roman names in Persius’ Satire 1 <p>Persius refers to Romans with names drawn from the Roman past, namely <em>Polydamas et Troiades</em>, <em>Titos</em>, <em>Romulidae</em>, and <em>Romule</em>. The names are chosen due to their multi-layered semantics and allusions that result into irony and generate paradoxes that make up the satire. This paper aims to highlight the employment of these designators as a case study in literary onomastics in Roman satire. It comments on the function of the names in their context with a focus on the treatment of the Roman past through them; then it analyses the emerging patterns as additional aspects of Persius’ style and critique.</p> Andreas Gavrielatos Copyright (c) 2022 Andreas Gavrielatos 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 145 163 10.36253/prometheus-13230 Le ‘pretese’ di un maestro (nota a Petronio, Sat. 46.5) <p>In Petronius,&nbsp;<em>Sat. </em>46, during the <em>cena Trimalchionis</em>, the freedman Echion tells the rhetorician Agamemnon about the education of the little boy Primigenius. This article addresses the textual and exegetical problems of the passage concerning the two teachers of the boy (46.5). It deals in particular with the&nbsp;<em>vexata quaestio</em>&nbsp;of the reading <em>sed venit dem litteras</em> (H), for which it proposes a minimal correction (<em>ve</em>l<em>it</em>) and a new interpretation.</p> Laura Bocciolini Palagi Copyright (c) 2022 Laura Bocciolini Palagi 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 164 178 10.36253/prometheus-13231 Petronio, ¿un sutil Homeromastix? Nota al topos ergo me non ruina terra potuit haurire? (Sat. 81.3) <p>The purpose of this note is to analyze the relationship between the ‘topos’ <em>ergo me non ruina terra potuit haurire?</em> in <em>Sat</em>. 81, and the <em>Iliad</em>, since I believe that Petronius, the “autore nascosto”, brings about an assimilation of Encolpius with Agamemnon, which functions as degradation of the epic, but, at the same time, as a sort of metapoetic commentary on a particular passage of the <em>Iliad</em>.</p> Marcos Carmignani Copyright (c) 2022 Marcos Carmignani 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 179 186 10.36253/prometheus-13232 Archi e imprese notturne: una nota esegetica (e testuale) a Valerio Flacco 3.133-137 <p>In the night battle of Cyzicus, reminiscent of the <em>Dolonia</em>, Hercules kills his opponent Phlegyas, who is carrying a torch, shooting an arrow at him (Val. Fl. 3.133-137). This paper argues that in his Hercules and Phlegyas episode Valerius Flaccus is alluding to an Homeric <em>scholion </em>(<em>ad Il. </em>10.260), in which the usefulness of bow and arrows at night is stressed. Statius will later allude not only to Homer and the Homeric <em>scholia</em>, as has been shown by S. Casali, but also to Valerius Flaccus, making Agylleus, Hercules’ unworthy son, assume that in night raids archery would be useless (Stat. <em>Theb.</em> 10.260-261). Moreover, an old conjecture by N. Heinsius at Val. Fl. 3.134 (<em>flectere</em> for <em>pectore</em>) is reconsidered.</p> Francesco Cannizzaro Copyright (c) 2022 Francesco Cannizzaro 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 187 195 10.36253/prometheus-13233 Nota testuale a De rebus bellicis 2.6 <p><em>Avaritia</em> appears to be a suitable supplement for the lacuna postulated by Paul Maas in <em>De rebus bellicis</em> 2.6.</p> Sergio Audano Copyright (c) 2022 Sergio Audano 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 196 205 10.36253/prometheus-13234 Timossena, la moglie di Plutarco <p>This article summarizes (and puts in order) the biographical information supplied by Plutarch about his wife in the <em>Consolatio uxoris</em> and his other works. It begins with the certain or very probable data, i.e. her name, her children, their names, their number and sequence; it also suggests some plausible considerations about her original family, i.e. about her father and brothers; and concludes with some (partly conjectural) clarifications about her marriage with Plutarch and about the difficulties that arose between their respective parents, finally raising a little suspicion about her age.</p> Angelo Casanova Copyright (c) 2022 Angelo Casanova 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 206 216 10.36253/prometheus-13235 Celebrando a Dioniso en la polis: las Dieciséis mujeres de Elis <p>In this paper I study the so-called Sixteen women who were in charge of the cults of Dionysus in Elis and of Hera in Olympia. The nomenclature of the association, its hierarchical organisation and its activities are analysed. There are reflections on the leadership capacity of a group of women in late antiquity and on the fact that the Sixteen could serve both Hera and Dionysus simultaneously.</p> Ana Isabel Jiménez San Cristóbal Copyright (c) 2022 Ana Isabel Jiménez San Cristóbal 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 217 233 10.36253/prometheus-13236 Theognis and Cassius Dio <p>It is suggested that Cassius Dio was familiar with, and alluded to the poetry of Theognis. Part of the speech of Livia to Augustus (D.C. 55.16.2) draws on Thgn. 81, and part of the funeral speech of Tiberius for Augustus (D.C. 56.40.7) draws on Thgn. 803-804.</p> Konstantine Panegyres Copyright (c) 2022 Konstantine Panegyres 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 234 235 10.36253/prometheus-13237 La principessa, il sacerdote e il medico. Note sulla rappresen¬tazione del mal d’amore nelle Etiopiche di Eliodoro (3.7-11, 4.6-7) <p>This article provides an analysis of lovesickness in Heliodorus’ <em>Aethiopica</em>: in picturing prin­cess Charicleia as lovesick, the novel shows the influence of several models, both literary and medical. As a result, Heliodorus’ representation appears to be close to the Hippocratic Corpus in relation to pathology, whereas the physician Acesinus diagnoses Charicleia’s illness relying on differential diagnosis, that is on a Galenic method. In the final part the therapeutic ap­proach of the priest Calasiris may express a view of lovesickness as a mental illness.</p> Christina Savino Copyright (c) 2022 Christina Savino 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 236 252 10.36253/prometheus-13238 L’epitafio di Zosimos: tra versi omerici e “scritture ispirate” <p>In this paper a metrical funerary inscription from the Phrygian Highlands, dated to the late imperial period and dedicated to a local prophet named Zosimos and his wife, is analysed in detail from both the epigraphic and literary points of view. It is an interesting example of the spreading of Greek <em>paideia </em>in Asia Minor during the late Empire and in particular of the relationship between Greek <em>paideia </em>and the new religious panorama that emerged in that period.</p> Elisa Nuria Merisio Copyright (c) 2022 Elisa Nuria Merisio 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 253 266 10.36253/prometheus-13239 Un falso problema di testo in Gregorio Nazianzeno (nota critica a carm. 2.1.12, v. 426) <p>The paper proposes an exegesis and a solution to Greg. Naz. <em>carm</em>. 2.1.12 v. 426, where the difficult word κόρδαξ, transmitted by L and C, is set in <em>cruces.</em>&nbsp;The word usually indicates a theatrical (and obscene) dance, but – by Gregorius and his commentators – is used to indicate the male dancer who performs it, often at weddings (a fertility omen?).</p> Andrea Rossi Copyright (c) 2022 Andrea Rossi 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 267 276 10.36253/prometheus-13240 A new source for the Commentaria of John Philoponus on Aristotle’s De anima: Marc. Gr. 266 (M) <p>Marc. Gr. 266 (M) – not numbered among the “Aristotelian” manuscripts by Harlfinger and not collated by Hayduck for his critical edition of John Philoponus – at numerous points presents a text that differs from that of the other mss. and offers interesting readings.</p> Francesco Becchi Copyright (c) 2022 Francesco Becchi 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 277 280 10.36253/prometheus-13241 Un lettore bizantino di Caritone <p>A hitherto unpublished letter of a Byzantine scholar, Georgios Oinaiotes, on lending a book by Chariton provides new evidence about the Greek novel <em>Callirhoe</em> and its readers during the early Palaeologan renaissance.</p> Augusto Guida Copyright (c) 2022 Augusto Guida 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 281 286 10.36253/prometheus-13242 Notizie bibliografiche <p>.</p> AAVV AAVV Copyright (c) 2022 AAVV AAVV 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 48 287 316 10.36253/prometheus-13243