Optazianismi. Elementi formulari di un poeta visuale
In poetry, particularly in the hexametric one, the use of formulas determines the stylistic fingerprint of an author. The contribution examines the poetic material used by the Constantinian poet Optatianus Porfyrius, trying to identify formulas and motifs peculiar to this author, employed by him several times, or even introduced by him for the first time, some of which appeared successful in the later tradition. The figure of an author well integrated into the poetic tradition emerges, but not without an inventive spirit and auctoritas.