Vol. 50 (2014)

Mitys’ story

Published July 24, 2020
Maria Giovanna La Conte
Università di ¨Padova


La Conte, M. G. . (2020). Mitys’ story. Acta Classica Universitatis Scientiarum Debreceniensis, 50, 25–32. Retrieved from https://ojs.lib.unideb.hu/classica/article/view/7981

The Mitys’ story (Arist., Poet. 9, 1452a, 7-9), which exemplifies the dramatic θαυμαστόν, is likely to be the plot of a play that was really performed. This play antedates a feature of Hellenistic dramaturgy, viz. the choice of historical or contemporary events.