This anonymous commentary is basically a collection of stories, of which about sixty are shared with the Jātaka Commentary, chosen to introduce, contextualise and explain the verses of the Dhammapada.
It was apparently composed in Sri Lanka and its date is unknown.
The second edition of part one of the first volume of the Dhammapāda-aṭṭhakathā was first published in 1925 and has been reprinted in 2007.
- Vol. I (1906, 1909, 1993, 2018)
- Vol. I.I (1925, 2nd ed. 2007, reprinted with Vol. I 2018) ed. Helmer Smith
- Vol. II (1911, 1993)
- Vol. III (1912, 1993)
- Vol. IV (1914, 1970) ed. H.C. Norman
- Vol. V indexes by L.S. Tailang, 1915, 1992
Translation: Buddhist Legends.