The Paradoxa Stoicorum in Varro’s Menippeans

Auteur: Sigsbee, David L.
Titre: The Paradoxa Stoicorum in Varro’s Menippeans
Revue/Collection: "Classical Philology: a quarterly journal devoted to research in the language, literatures, history and life of classical antiquity", 71
Lieu èdition: Chicago
Éditeur: University of Chicago Press
Annèe edition: 1976
Pages: 244-248
Mots-clès: Philosophie - Filosofia - Philosophy, Sources - Fonti - Sources, Stylistique et genres littéraires - Stilistica e generi letterari - Stylistics and literary genre
Description: [APh] [Comment] Four out of the five passages from Varro's Menippean satires which deal with Stoic paradoxes are related to Cicero's second and fourth paradoxes, demonstrating that they were popular in satire before Cicero included them in his Paradoxa Stoicorum. These two paradoxes were also the most popular among later satirists. Similarities of Varro's treatment with that of the verse satirists show that they drew from common, perhaps traditional sources. One possible source is Hecaton Rhodius "Perì paradóxwn".
Sigle auteur: Sigsbee 1976