The transformations into stone, whether in part or whole, are of: Aglauros, Echo, Theban ladies, King Atlas, Cinyras, Niobe, Lichas, Olenos and Lethaea, prophets, a snake, a wolf, Phantasos, a serpent, a judge, Scylla, Alcinous
' ships, men's bowels and lynx urine (Rouse, Shakespeare's Ovid, 61, 62, 95, 98, 121, 126, 187, 202, 206, 220, 228, 233, 238, 268, 276, 287, 301, 304); only Aglauros, once transformed into stone, is likened to an image.
359ff) Professor Sorabji guides us through the ancient Aristotelian commentators (Alexander of Aphrodisias) and Platonic enthusiasts (Alcinous
, Porphyry, Iamblichus, Themistius, Plutarch, Syrianus, Proclus, Hermeias, Philoponus, Simpicius, Olympiodorus and Eustratius, covering 1200 years of scholarship from the third century BCE), showing all their interests in concept formation.
First, Socrates denies, with obvious irony, that his myth will be another "tale of Alcinous
." Republic Book X, 614b.