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Il canis ingens, il Capricorno e l’aragosta nella Cena Trimalchionis

Tiziana Brolli    Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia    

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This paper focuses on the exegesis of some Petronian animals. As for the chained dog, the painted one (29.1) and the one in the flesh (64.7-9 and 72.7-9), we recognise both a dense network of epic references to the catabasis of Aeneas and ironic allusions to Seneca and to the popular tradition. Besides that, in our opinion, the epic language used to describe the fall of Ascyltus and Encolpius into the fishpond (72.7) emphasises the game between art and life which pervades the Cena. In the second part we defend the manuscript reading super capricornum locustam marinam (35.4).

Pubblicato
14 Dicembre 2021
Accettato
18 Settembre 2021
Presentato
16 Agosto 2021
Lingua
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-558-2
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-557-5

Keywords: Zodiac dishSenecaCatabasisPliny the ElderCerberus

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