Questions related to the point of view within a narrative text are nowadays discussed under the narratological rubric of focalization. An examination of pertinent Homeric scholia shows that ancient literary critics regularly treated questions of focalization, although they neither had a specific term for the concept nor discussed it in its own right. Their interpretations not only deal with the differences in focalization between the narrator-text and the speeches but also include what is now called 'embedded focalization', i.e. the representation of a character's point of view in the narrator-text. The relevant scholia are presented both in Greek and in English translation.