Roger De Laix26, borrowing from Polybius (4.5.1) argues that the troops of a neighbouring state of the Achaean federation, the Aetolian
, were accustomed to plundering.
3.102.5 and the Origins of the Aetolian
ethnos," Historia 37, pp.
In times of crisis they would recite apocryphal admonitions of the Orthodox Saint Cosmas the Aetolian
, who, legend has it, passed through the village on his way to martyrdom in the eighteenth century.
We hear of Leda, the Aetolian
princess raped by the god Zeus in the guise of a swan; the union produced a golden egg (larger than ostrich sized!) from which came Helen.
Plautus' prologus now unravels the web of family relationships behind his plot, beginning a sixty-line tale of "who stole whom from whom." Two cities stand out in multiple references: Carthage, homeland of most of the principal cast (Carthaginienses is the first word of the plot explication at line 58), and Calydon, chief city of the Aetolian
League, dramatic setting for this play and adopted city of the Carthaginian's nephew and daughters.
To constitute corpora, establish bibliographies, classify, attribute: such were the probable tasks of Alexander the Aetolian
who took responsibility for the writings of the tragedians, of Lycophron, who was in charge of texts of the comedies, and Zenodotus, described by the Suda as the `first corrector of Homer'.
and he seemed to surpass by head and shoulders the Ithacan and the Aetolian
chief: with a sheen so awful does the sudden blaze of arms and martial fire dazzle the palace-hall.
Also printed by Cerasano and Wynne-Davies is a translation of a speech by the chorus of Aetolian
women in Seneca's Hercules Oetoeus (Hercules of Mount Oeta) attributed in Bodleian MS e Museo 55 to Elizabeth Tudor.
legitimized and tightened their control of Delphi through their self-declared role in the repulse of the Gauls from the sanctuary.(1) In commemoration of their alleged heroics they reorganized the annual Amphictionic festival of thanksgiving into an Aetolian
penteteric festival in 246/5.(2)
In much the same way, the Aetolian
expedition of the following year is similar to but shorter than Xenophon's version (Hell.
Blum's reason for assuming that the library was already organized in some way is a good one: Zenodotus and his contemporaries Lycophron and Alexander the Aetolian
undertook extensive textual investigations in producing critical editions of the major works of Greek poetry.
The Soteria at Delphi: Aetolian
propaganda in the epigraphical record.