By Boris Kayachev
The Ciris has acquired a specific amount of scholarly recognition in the course of the 20th century, yet customarily has did not meet with an enough appreciation. This booklet goals to vindicate the Ciris, often through exploring its use of pre-Virgilian poetic texts principally neglected in prior scholarship.
The middle of the booklet includes a discursive literary observation, divided into chapters that research consecutively the poem's major narrative devices. Viewing allusion and allegory as intrinsic good points of poetic composition instead of mere inventive units, the e-book explores, between extra popular 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 complicated internet 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 examine to provide a coherent literary interpretation of this arguable poem.
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Allusion and Allegory: Studies in the >Ciris< (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde) by Boris Kayachev