Homeric Kids


J.E. Sandys, A History of Classical Scholarship, Vol. 3:

“His [Philipp Karl Buttmann’s] study of Latin literature is represented by a few papers on Horace, one of which was the precursor of many less judicious attempts to discover interpolations in the pages of that poet. But his main strength lay in Greek Grammar and Homeric Lexicography. His keen interest in Homer even led to his giving his children the Homeric names of Helen and Hector, Achilles and Alexander.”

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