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North American Research Group in Ancient Myth and Mythography

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Antoninus Liberalis

Charles Delattre, U. Paris Ouest Nanterre

A detailed overview of the corpus of Antoninus Liberalis’ Collection of Metamorphoses, defining the text, considering the authorship and date, and analyzing the narrative strategies and networks within the corpus.

Antoninus Liberalis

Cameron's Mythographus Vergilianus Reconsidered

R. Scott Smith

This paper explores the claims made by Alan Cameron (Greek Mythography in the Roman World, Oxford 2004) that there was a single mythological commentary on the works of Vergil, arguing that the evidence does not seem to support the contention. By surveying the extant commentaries, primarily Servius, the expanded commentary of Servius Danielis (DS), Brevis Expositio, and Pseudo-Probus (among other exegetical material), I argue that the nature of mythological exegesis was seen as one part of the grammaticus' function and not a separate intellectual activity.

Written for the conference "Myth Criticism in Antiquity" held from Oct. 15-17 at the University of New Hampshire-Durham under the auspices of the John C. Rouman Symposium for Research in Classics and the Humanities.

Cameron's Mythographus Vergilianus: A Reconsideration