Un «principe affamato» tra folktale, letteratura e storia

Emanuele Lelli


A mysterious entry from Pausania’s Atticistic Lexicon seems to reveal underground links between the story of Erisychthon in Callimachus’ Hymn to Demeter, a popular refrain probably widespread among Ptolemaic soldiers at the end of IV cent. b.C. in Kos, and a folktale on a ravenous prince, attested in Kos, too, in the 19th century.

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