Heracles at the Y

@article{Sansone2004HeraclesAT,
  title={Heracles at the Y},
  author={D. Sansone},
  journal={The Journal of Hellenic Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={124},
  pages={125-142}
}
  • D. Sansone
  • Published 2004
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of Hellenic Studies
The article seeks to show that, contrary to the standard view, the 'Choice of Heracles' preserved at Xen. Mem. 2.1.21-33 is not a summary or paraphrase, but is a very close approximation to the actual wording of Prodicus' epideixis. The language and style are shown to be uncharacteristic of Xenophon, and the fact that Prodicus' original was known to exist in both written and orally performed versions serves to explain why the piece is framed by language that disclaims strict accuracy in… Expand
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