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date: 27 November 2022

Asclepiades(1)locked

, of Tragilus, Greek author of the Tragodumena, 4th cent. bce

Asclepiades(1)locked

, of Tragilus, Greek author of the Tragodumena, 4th cent. bce
  • Ken Dowden

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Asclepiades of Tragilus (4th cent. bce), wrote the Tragodumena (FGrH12). This learned six-book work focused on how tragedy told myth in comparison with other accounts, such as those of earlier mythographers (Pherecydes in F. He had a significant impact on the mythographic tradition, influencing for instance Ps.-*Apollodorus (9) and, above all, the scholiasts on Homer.

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  • Greek Literature

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