Versioni e formae vulgatae degli oracoli di Delfi : alcune note a proposito di Erodoto e dei frammenti di Enomao di Gadara

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Versions and formae vulgatae of the oracles of Delphi : some notes about Herodotus and the fragments of Oenomaus of Gadara
Source document: Graeco-Latina Brunensia. 2017, vol. 22, iss. 1, pp. 165-190
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    1803-7402 (print)
    2336-4424 (online)
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Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
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This paper aims to analyze the relationship between the Histories of Herodotus and the excerpta of the Γοήτων φώρα of Oenomaus of Gadara (II century AD), which constitutes a not yet adequately-studied case in the context of the documentation concerning the oracles of Delphi. The goal is to determine the genesis and the developments of these two literary traditions, rejecting those hermeneutic approaches which connected the main source of Oenomaus to Herodotus. The textual comparison of the versions transmitted by the two authors allows to identify a set of lexical and syntactic differences, mutual lacunae and additions of verses, revealing a distinct appearance of the two oracular traditions in terms of chronology, origin and inclinations.
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