Textbooks of Greek mythology usually neglect a version of the myth of Pelops found in a scholion to the Iliad. According to it, Pelops killed Myrtilus, Oenomaus' charioteer who had helped him to win the race with his master and thus marry Hippodamia, because his bride, being unable to seduce Myrtilus, falsely accused him of rape.
This article uses the scanty extant testimonies concerning this Greek writer and his work on Alexander the Great to decide which details describing his identity, life and book should be treated as trustworthy.
The article discusses three issues concerning Illus' political activity in 479-484: his stance toward the usurper Marcian in 479, his leaving Constantinople in 482, and his reluctance to seek imperial power.
Two chapters from an unfinished novel by Kazimierz Kumaniecki, the eminent Polish classical scholar (1905-1977), edited from the autograph by Anna Zawalska and preceded by Juliusz Domanski's brief remarks on the genesis of the work.
Two articles that first appeared in the Polish press during World War I are reprinted. Józef Kotarbinski, a well known theatrologist, expressed his conviction that the study of social science and economics would be much more useful for high school students than ancient Greek. Jerzy Rosciszewski, then a student of Classics, and later a translator of Catullus, Horace and Ovid, defended the value of...
The article discusses apotympanismus - a method of execution, known from Athens in the 5th cent. B.C., where it was reserved mainly for traitors. This punishment is mentioned, directly or indirectly, in the Third Book of Maccabees and in various sources concerning Egypt under Ptolemaic rule.
A Polish version of the first three chapters of 'Liber de Caesaribus' by Aurelius Victor, preceded by an introduction discussing the literary genre, the life of the author and the form and contents of his work on the Roman emperors.
In the period between January 13th and March 4th 1907 the young Polish Egyptologist Tadeusz Smolenski (1884-1909) led excavations in Sharuna and Gamhud. On February 2nd he discovered a blue faience scarab with hieroglyphic signs on its base. According to the observations noted in his Diary, the formula that would fall into the so-called category of personal piety read mrj Jmnrc mrj.sw, 'Amun-Re loves...
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