Der neue Pauly. Enzyklopädie der Antike. Hg. v. Hubert Cancik. Stuttgart 1996ff. Bd. 1, Sp. 895.
Die folgende Kurzrezension ist entnommen:
"The Petronian Society Newsletter. Bd. 28 (1998)".
MISDATING IN DER NEUE PAULY
Mischa Meier (Bochum) who writes the article "Apopudobalia" in Der Neue Pauly:
Enzyklopädie der Antike (Stuttgart 1996) I 895, makes six serious mistakes in
a short article. Meier does not recognize Achilleus Taktikos as the novelist Achilles
Tatius (name simply misspelled); though the novel deals with homosexuality, it
is not usually referred to as Gymnastika; no one (not even a seriously deranged
classicist) would date Achilles Tatius to the 4th century B.C. (responsible classicists
date him to the late 2nd century A.D.); frag. 3 is really not a fragment but a
papyrus fragment; Meier seems ignorant of one of the most famous ball games in
antiquity in the Hist. Ap. Reg. Tyr. 13, marvelously misunderstood by H. Gillmeister,
Stad. 7, 1981, 19-51; finally no citation of frescoes from Vindolanda in the heart
of north country ball games. For the proper introduction of controversial items
into the Classics bibliography, we point Meier to the succinct yet magisterial
"Monica," by Rudolf Schweik (Strelsau) in Erotica Antica, ed. B.P. Reardon (Bangor
Die folgende Replik ist entnommen:
"The Petronian Society Newsletter. Bd. 29 (1999)".
AINEIAS TAKTIKOS AND ACHILLES TATIUS
by Wolfgang Hübner
The article “Apopudobalia (Apopoudobalía)”
in Der neue Pauly I (1996), 895, written by M. Meier is a pleasant joke, which
provoked another example for the statement that “The History of Petronian scholarship
is many times more [...] hilarious, than the Satyricon itself” (K.F.C. Rose, The
Petronian Inquisition: an Auto-da-fe, Arion 5, 1966, 275). B.P. Reardon and G.
Schmeling take Meier’s article picking up “six serious mistakes” seriously in
a short note in: The Petronian Society Newsletter, vol. 28 nos. 1 & 2 (May
1998), 14. The title “Misdating in Der Neue Pauly” already manifests the main
mistake and refers to the novelist Achilles Tatius. Meier had invented the “Gymnastika
des Achilleus Taktikos”. The authors criticise that Achilles Tatius (“name simply
misspelled”) has been misdated to the 4th century B.C. instead of 2nd century
A.D. They do not recognize that the German scholar combined deliberately1
the Greek writer of strategical matter, Aineias Taktikos (4th century B.C.: see
ultimately A. Schürmann, Metzler Lexikon antiker Autoren, Stuttgart-Weimar 1997,
9f.) and the better known novelist Achilles Tatius (2nd century A.D.) substituting
Achilleus, the prómacos of
the Greeks in the homeric Iliad, to whose namesake was praised by Virgil as the
legendary founder of Rome. By this joke he combined physical power with strategical
tactics translating the realm of war into that of Apopoudobalía.
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