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L'uso di epos nella letteratura latina

Questioni testuali ed esegetiche (Lucilio, Orazio, Ovidio, Stazio, Marziale) e la definizione in Diomede (GLK III 483.27 ss.)

Francesca Boldrer    Università degli Studi di Macerata, Italia    

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The contribution explores the use of epos in Latin literature, a very rare and often uncertain term in the manuscript tradition, in contrast with its later fortune. Starting from the examination of the detailed definition of it in Diomedes' Ars grammatica, all the five attestations of epos in Latin poets (Lucilius, Horace, Ovid, Statius and Martial) are examined, evaluating readings and conjectures in the search for the more reliable text, on the basis of the context and parallel passages. Research shows that the term in the Greek-Latin world had a partly different meaning from the current one,  suitable for other literary genres, in addition to the epic poetry.

Pubblicato
14 Dicembre 2021
Accettato
23 Agosto 2021
Presentato
28 Maggio 2021
Lingua
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-558-2
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-557-5

Keywords: HexameterEpic poetryEposDiomedesLatin poetry

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