Acusilaus of Argos’ Rhapsody in Prose
Introduction, Text, and Commentary
Aims and Scope
This volume is a full-scale commentary on the extant fragments of Acusilaus of Argos, commonly regarded as one of the earliest Greek mythographers (VI-V cent. BCE). To encapsulate his contribution to archaic literature, his book on Genealogies is described as a "Rhapsody in Prose", that foregrounds especially the exegetical nature of his book, which rewrote the most ancient past on the basis of the most authoritative epic poems.
- Approx. 188 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Source Edition
- Greek mythography; greek historiography; epic cycle