Intorno alla storicizzazione dello Scutum Herculis


  • Sara Chiarini


On the historic interpretation of the Scutum HerculisThe long debated hypothesis of a historical connection between the composition of the poem and the context of the first sacred war is discussed in the paper in sceptical terms. A special focus is devoted to line 25, where Locrians and Phocians are mentioned as allies in the mythical war lead by Amphitryon against the Taphians and the Teleboans. If the poem had been composed to celebrate the first sacred war, the author would have avoided the association of these two armies, which werebitter enemies during that