The Death of Neoptolemos

Robert L H Fowler

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Abstract

The chapter comments on a fragment of Pherecydes of Athens concerning the deeds of Neoptolemos son of Achilles at Delphi. It is argued that the narrative peculiarities of the fragment can be explained if it is regarded as aetiological. The chapter offers further thoughts on aetiology in general and its role in mythography.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVon Ursachen sprechen. Eine aitiologische Spurensuche / Telling origins. On the lookout for aetiology
EditorsChristiane Reitz, Anke Walter
Place of PublicationHildesheim, Zurich and New York
PublisherHildesheim, Zurich, New York: Olms
Pages79-104
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9783847151908
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSpudasmata
PublisherOlms
Volume162
ISSN (Print)0548-9705

Structured keywords

  • Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition

Keywords

  • Mythography, Greek. Religion, Greek. Mythology, Greek

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    Fowler, R. L. H. (2014). The Death of Neoptolemos. In C. Reitz, & A. Walter (Eds.), Von Ursachen sprechen. Eine aitiologische Spurensuche / Telling origins. On the lookout for aetiology (pp. 79-104). (Spudasmata; Vol. 162). Hildesheim, Zurich, New York: Olms.