By Boris Kayachev
The Ciris has obtained a certain quantity of scholarly realization throughout the 20th century, yet quite often has did not meet with an enough appreciation. This booklet goals to vindicate the Ciris, often by means of exploring its use of pre-Virgilian poetic texts principally neglected in prior scholarship.
The center of the ebook comprises a discursive literary remark, divided into chapters that study consecutively the poem's major narrative devices. Viewing allusion and allegory as intrinsic beneficial properties of poetic composition instead of mere creative units, the booklet explores, between extra fashionable intertexts, Apollonius' Argonautica and Callimachus' Hecale, Lucretius and Catullus sixty four. Allusions also are instructed to Homer and Empedocles, Theocritus, Moschus, and Bion, Nicander and Euphorion, Choerilus of Samos and Asius of Samos, Ennius and Cicero. via its tricky net of references to poetic intertexts, the Ciris, it truly is argued, creates an implicit allegorical trend with an unique poetological message.
Allusion and Allegory is hence the 1st book-length learn to provide a coherent literary interpretation of this debatable poem.
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Allusion and Allegory: Studies in the >Ciris< (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde) by Boris Kayachev