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|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Ancient Authors||Pseudo-Plutarchus Biogr., Phil. (TLG 0094), Plutarchus Biogr., Phil. (TLG 0007), Euripides Trag. (TLG 0006)|
Evidence for auletic harmateios nomos is limited to three passages: Ps.-Plut. De mus. 1133E–F (which is obscure); Plut. De Alex. fort. aut virt. 335A (where the name of the nome is probably erroneous), and Eur. Or. 1384 (harmateion melos), which the scholia interpret in eight different ways. Identification with any other nomoi seems unfounded. Since both ancient and modern explanations of harmateios nomos are far from being always the same, the paper aims at analyzing all the opinions expressed so far, in order to distinguish between certain facts, probable hypotheses (attempting to make some additions to this category) and unfounded speculations.