P. Ovidii Nasonis "Heroidum Epistula" 10: Ariadne Theseo: Introduzione, testo e commento

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Walter de Gruyter, Sep 29, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 143 pages
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Ariadne’s elegiac letter to her faithless Theseus offers the epistolary mise en scčne of the heroine’s lamentation previously versified by Catullus in his epyllion (carmen 64). The Ovidian text looks retrospectively at its predecessor and is inevitably indebted to it. This volume explores the complex relationship between the Ovidian and the Catullan model and focuses on literary memory, allusive forms, generic boundaries and transgression. Resorting to more recent interpretative approaches and an updated bibliography, the introduction aims at disclosing the parallel construction of  text and character, placing emphasis on the sophisticated dialogic contact with the source-texts (e.g. from elegy, epic, comedy) and its literary effects on the epistle. The text also deals with some metaliterary and authorial instances to which readers of the Heroides are quite familiar.  The commentary surveys aspects of Ovidian language and style and discusses major textual problems shedding light on literary sources and strategies of dramatic irony.epistle to its literary models.

 

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Contents

Introduzione
1
Nota al Testo
31
Ariadne Theseo
32
Commento
43
Backmatter
109
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Chiara Battistella, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy.

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