This paper sets out to reveal a contribution made by the fifth-century sophist Protagoras to the field of literary scholarship, as described by Aristotle. A papyrus commentary preserved in P.Oxy. II 221 (second century A.D.) shows Protagoras commenting with approval on the narrative structure of a passage in Iliad 21. I will argue that Aristotle played a role in reporting the sophist’s views on literary criticism and will suggest that he may have incorporated them in his own scholarship.

Uncovering Aristotle’s Debt to Protagoras (80 A30 D.-K. = D32 L.-M.) / Andolfi, Ilaria. - In: GREEK, ROMAN AND BYZANTINE STUDIES. - ISSN 2159-3159. - 61:(2021), pp. 26-33.

Uncovering Aristotle’s Debt to Protagoras (80 A30 D.-K. = D32 L.-M.)

Ilaria Andolfi
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2021

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This paper sets out to reveal a contribution made by the fifth-century sophist Protagoras to the field of literary scholarship, as described by Aristotle. A papyrus commentary preserved in P.Oxy. II 221 (second century A.D.) shows Protagoras commenting with approval on the narrative structure of a passage in Iliad 21. I will argue that Aristotle played a role in reporting the sophist’s views on literary criticism and will suggest that he may have incorporated them in his own scholarship.
2021
Aristotle, Protagoras, literary criticism, Iliad 21
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Uncovering Aristotle’s Debt to Protagoras (80 A30 D.-K. = D32 L.-M.) / Andolfi, Ilaria. - In: GREEK, ROMAN AND BYZANTINE STUDIES. - ISSN 2159-3159. - 61:(2021), pp. 26-33.
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