Dolon and Rhesus

Malcolm Davies

Abstract


Schol. Il. 10.435 mentions Rhesus’ mares, stolen by Odysseus and Diomedes, who have been informed about them by Dolon, as a redressing of a former defeat suffered by the Achaeans. The story belongs in a particular typology of popular tales, as established by Propp: a heroic search follows a former lack which is then ‘liquidated’.

Keywords


Iliad scholia; Rhesus story; Odysseus; myth typology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/prometheus-14375



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