This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Carla Castelli and first published on 08/02/2007.
Here is the Italian version of this entry.
The scholia on the Iliad (Sch. Il. 23, 726a) cite a person named Sopater to document the definition of a type of attack employed by Odysseus1 in battle. This man is described doubtfully as rhetor vel grammaticus by Erbse (Sch. Il., 1969-1988, 6, Index I, s.v.), who draws on the treatise of…