L’ASPIDE SANGUINARIA: ESEGESI DI UN PASSO DEI THERIAKÁ DI NICANDRO (vv. 157-89)

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In a passage of Nicander’s Theriaká on the snake called aspis the adjective ἀμυδρότατον is attested (Th. 158). The aim of this paper is to define the meaning of this adjective. Ancient and modern scholars have variously interpreted it: some of them referred ἀμυδρότατον to the laziness and sluggishness of the animal, others to its perniciousness. However, both these meanings are quite atypical: ἀμυδρός usually means ‘weak, faint, obscure’. Here I suggest that the value of the adjective ἀμυδρότατον in Th. 158 should be related to its original meaning.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)167-176
Numero di pagine10
RivistaSTUDI CLASSICI E ORIENTALI
Volume61
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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