LongA.A., 'Stoic Readings of Homer', in R. Lamberton and J.J. Keaney(eds), Homer’s Ancient Readers. The Hermeneutics of Greek Epic’s Earliest Exegetes, (Princeton1992) 41-66reprinted in: Long A.A 2006. Stoic Studies (Cambridge) 58-84.
As Brodersen200547observes Palaephatus is especially concerned with the minor characters of Greek mythology.
Santoni 1998-1999 13-14;200024followed by Hawes 2014 42.
Stern199617calls the assumption a “serious and insidious falsehood” and “a fundamental repudiation of human imagination”; cf. Hawes 2014 42 who approvingly cites Stern’s condemnation of this “restrictive simplistic conception of the origins of myths”; Santoni 1998-1999 14 n. 26.
Nesselrath2006151observes that the personification of Leisure Mythology and the Inquiry into Αncient Τhings suggests that these are gods who after a long absence return to mankind. The relation between leisure and intellectual activities that Plato here introduces is taken up by Aristotle in Metaph. 981b17-25.
Long 1992; cf. Boys-Stones200154-59for critical acceptance of Long’s characterization of the Stoic mythologist Cornutus as an etymologist rather than an allegorist.