Aristotle on Helios’ ‘Omniscience’ in Iliad 3 and Odyssey 12: On schol. B* Iliad 3.277

Robert Mayhew


The scholion, here reedited, deriving in part from Aristotle’s Homeric Problems, serves to elucidate an ancient debate about an apparent contradiction in the Homeric poems: Why would a god who sees all need a messenger?

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