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Title: Opowieści libijskie
Other Titles: The Lybian Stories
Authors: Wróbel, Małgorzata
Keywords: Diodorus
Dionysios Skythobrachion
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza
Citation: Symbolae Philologorum Posnaniensium, 2008, nr XVIII, s. 207-213
Abstract: The article focuses on Dionysius Skythobrachion' s mythical romance, The Lybian Stories (D.S III 52 – 61) and also on fragments from Aelian' s On the Nature of Animal ( XV 2) and Proclus Commentary on the Timaeus of Plato (p. 177, 10-30; 181, 15) which indicates that perhaps a novel or romance Aetiopca written by Marcellus existed.
In the third book of Diodorus’ Library there is an astonishing story about Amazons, Atlantians and Gorgons. As we know, in this part of his work he used mythical romance composed by Dionysius Scythobrachion. Dionysius had used materials from Herodotus (IV 178, 180, 184), Plato (Atlantis story) and probably from historian Theopompus (the Meropis excursus). His romance probably was entitled Lybian Stories. Perhaps a novel or romance Aethiopica existed too. It is possible that it was Marcellus, an author obscure to us, who wrote this work. It is likely that in this novel he described adentures in regions in the south and western parts of the world. But there are only two mentions connected with this work. The frst we fnd in Aelian's On the Nature of Animals (XV 2), and the second in Proclus Commentary on the Timaeus of Plato ( 177, 10-30; 181, 15). 17
ISBN: 978-83-232-1957-6
ISSN: 0302-7384
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