Polibio e l’Ercta (Plb. I 56, 3)

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[automatically translated] With regard to the recent revival of the hypothesis that the Ercta (Heirktḗ, Εἱρκτή), mentioned by Polybius (I 56, 3) as the seat of Amilcare operations (around 245), is to be identified with Mount Palm Grove, a few miles south Terrasini on the North West coast of Sicily, the author points out that the use of the adverb metaxy (μεταξύ) in the passage in question can not be an argument to rule out a close range in Panormo as that of Mount Pellegrino. Polybius fact uses it three times in four to designate positions close to one of the space that defines extreme. For the spelling of the text of Polybius, stemmatiche considerations should be preferred epi tois Heirktoîs (ἐπὶ τοῖς Εἱρκτοῖς) Epi tês Heirktês (ἐπὶ τῆς Εἱρκτῆς), where both forms are placed in a linguistic context of equal reliability.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)318-325
Number of pages0
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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