Pherekydes von Athen: Struktur der Historiai (oder: Der längere Weg von Athen bis Alexandria)

  • Jordi Pàmias


The original structure of Pherekydes’ mythographical collection remains a controversial issue. Its rearrangement in the Hellenistic period did not merely consist of a new division of the books by taking the length of the rolls into account. The article attempts to show that the overall structure of the Historiai underwent a major revision in the library of Alexandria. The author advances the theory that Pherekydes’ work wasreorganized into an encyclopaedia of historiai arranged alphabetically.