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Miti e metamorfosi

Ovidio nella riscrittura di Albrecht von Halberstadt

Maria Grazia Saibene    Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italia    

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abstract

The reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses by Albrecht von Halberstadt, dating back to the end of the twelfth century, survives only in few Fragments. In this essay, I will analyse Fragment B, which contains tales from Book XI of the Metamorphoses, in order to assess Albrecht’s rewriting techniques, and his simplification of both matter and style. Indeed, Albrecht employs the middle style, while his Latin source was written in a rhetorical and elevated style. Albrecht’s Fragments will be compared with the Ovidian source and with the Eneit of Heinrich von Veldeke, highlighting the features shared by the two rewritings of classical texts, which were both commissioned by the Landgrave Hermann of Thuringia.

Published
May 24, 2018
Accepted
Feb. 19, 2018
Submitted
Jan. 17, 2018
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-250-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-248-2

Keywords: Hermann of ThuringiaMedieval German LiteratureOvid’s MetamorphosesRewritingAlbrecht von Halberstadt

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