Catalogues of Proper Names in Latin Epic Poetry : Lucretius – Virgil – Ovid by Stratis Kyriakidis

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  • Title: Catalogues of Correct Names in Latin Epic Poetry : Lucretius – Virgil – Ovid
  • Author: Stratis Kyriakidis
  • Category: Different
  • Date: 02/01/15
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: ISBN: 9781443809009

 

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The e-book consists of two predominant elements: a) Construction and Contents, b) Catalogues in Context: Within the first half the main topic is how a list is organized internally. Plenty of structural patterns fashioned since Homer on the premise of the place the names held inside the catalogue (density within the center – spacing within the center -ascending /descending mode – inner stability – erratic sample) had been to proceed right down to the interval of Lucretius, Virgil and Ovid. Every sample carries its personal dynamism within the textual content and has its specific results within the studying course of. Particularly when the poetic work evolves in time, the fluctuation of the density in names per verse entails a corresponding fluctuation of the narrative tempo. Every now and then the reader might also acknowledge within the construction of {the catalogue} a visible parallel to the state of affairs described. Mirroring method -widely utilized in literary and inventive works in antiquity- finds its place within the poetic catalogues of the interval and could be distinguished in three main classes: the extratextual, the intertextual, and the intratextual. In Ovid the method grew to become most refined.The second half offers with the relation of {the catalogue} to its surrounding textual content. On this respect, catalogue-markers and the way in which a list is launched or accomplished are points that are mentioned on this a part of the work, as they are often indicative of the way in which the poet views the contents of a list. What turns into evident right here is that the same old catalogue-markers are the merchandise of the notion that whoever or no matter is included in a list is listed there as a person entity, even when a few of its traits are neutralized. This proves to be true in Virgil the place the gadgets of a list retain their worth whereas body and content material operate in help of one another. This additionally happens within the higher a part of the epic custom. Earlier than Virgil, nonetheless, in Lucretius, the body was typically the technique of subverting the standard operate of a list, because it normally known as into query the very existence of the beings named, or undermined their worth. On some events, a Virgilian catalogue doesn’t shut with a verbal body however with a pause. This mode of closure proves to be the strongest boundary between a list and the continuation of the narrative. On different events we will find a simile on the finish of a list. These closural gadgets stress {the catalogue}’s potentials as they have an effect on the studying course of. Issues change within the Ovidian Metamorphoses. Ovid makes in depth use of varied poetic strategies and gadgets which he attracts from the custom basically and Virgil particularly. In doing so, nonetheless, he typically challenges their significance and varieties catalogues that give the impression of delaying, by protracting the oncoming narrative. In Ovid’s work neither the pause nor the simile can simply represent pure boundaries to his catalogues. Every little thing within the Metamorphoses is in a steady state of flux and {the catalogue}, too, has to adapt accordingly by buying new traits with novel values.This e-book is the primary of the collection Pierides, collection editors: Philip Hardie – Stratis Kyriakidis

 

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