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  1. The Riddles in Virgil's Third Eclogue.D. E. W. Wormell - 1960 - Classical Quarterly 10 (1-2):29-.
    Editors and commentators ancient and modern have not responded very well to the challenge of the two riddles which round off the contest between Damoetas and Menalcas at the end of Eclogue 3 . The first is generally regarded as impossibly difficult; the second as impossibly easy. Critics take refuge in quoting Servius' despairing statement: sciendum aenigmata haec sicuti pleraque carere aperta solutione. Yet it is most unlikely that Virgil would introduce insoluble or meaningless riddles into the Bucolica. If there (...)
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  • New Music and its Myths: Athenaeus' Reading of the Aulos Revolution.Pauline A. Leven - 2010 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 130:35-48.
    Scholarship on the late fifth-century BC New Music Revolution has mostly relied on the evidence provided by Athenaeus, the pseudo-PlutarchDe musicaand a few other late sources. To this date, however, very little has been done to understand Athenaeus' own role in shaping our understanding of the musical culture of that period. This article argues that the historical context provided by Athenaeus in the section of theDeipnosophistaethat cites passages of Melanippides, Telestes and Pratinas on the mythology of theaulos is not a (...)
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  • The Epic Cycle and the Uniqueness of Homer.Jasper Griffin - 1977 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 97:39-53.