In a passage of Nicander’s Theriaká on the snake called aspis the adjectiveἀμυδρότατον is attested (Th. 158). The aim of this paper is todefine the meaning of this adjective. Ancient and modern scholars havevariously interpreted it: some of them referred ἀμυδρότατον to the lazinessand 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 adjectiveἀμυδρότατον in Th. 158 should be related to its original meaning.
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Rivista||STUDI CLASSICI E ORIENTALI|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|