E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dorotheus spent his whole life trying to elucidate one single word of Homer.
Zoilos (3 syl.), the grammarian, was called Homers Scourge (Homromastix), because he assailed the Iliad and Odyssey with merciless severity.
As some deny that Shakespeare is the author of the plays which are generally
ascribed to him, so Wolf, a German critic (17591824), in his Prolegomena ad Homrum, denies that Homer was the author of the Iliad and Odyssey.