I fiori campestri di Posidippo: ricerche sulla lingua e lo stile di Posidippo di Pella

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Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 378 pages
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Focusing on the so-called 'new Posidippus', Margherita Maria Di Nino's I fiori campestri di Posidippo investigates the main linguistic and stylistic features of the recently-discovered Posidippean epigrams as well as the sources from which the poet drew his inspiration. The book provides a detailed commentary of the 7th and the 8th sections of P.Mil.Vogl. VIII 309, which contain epitaphs for sea victims (Nauagika) and epigrams recording Asclepius' miraculous healings (Iamatika). The strictly philological analysis of the poems is complemented by a detailed comparison between Posidippus' poetic lexis and the language documented in literary and inscriptional epitaphs for sea victims as well as in the shrine inscriptions from Lebena, Epidaurus and Rome. This study is followed by an examination of the hapax legomena, the most distinctive feature of Posidippus' poetic language. Investigated from the threefold point of view of their basic typological structure, compositional function in the poems and lexical distinctiveness, these neologisms provide important insights into Posidippus' sources and demonstrate that his poetic inspiration ranged from Homer and Tragic poetry to technical treatises. Italian text.
 

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Contents

2 La lingua dei nauagika
77
233 Posidipp 91 AB
126
3 La lingua degli iamatika
187
le parole nuove di Posidippo
275
42 Conclusioni
299
il mondo e la lingua poetica di Posidippo
303
Abbreviazioni e sigle
307
Bibliografia
311
Index locorum citatorum
345
Index nominum et rerum notabilium
361
Back Cover
385
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