Il tipo del filosofo in Alcifrone fra commedia attica, biografia ellenistica e satira lucianea digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM - 2012 - 1
SUMMARY: Alciphron’s choice of topics, settings, language and style implies an imitation of the great authors of the fifth and fourth centuries BC. However, the writer succeds not infrequently in drawing realistic compressed scenes, pictures and portraits, instead of using mannerism and frigidities. Alciphron’s philosophers particularly seem more than types. In his characterizations the author shows a remarkable convergence of different materials and influences adapted in different ways: his most distinctive sources are Lucian (of great interest is comparison between the Symposium of Lucian and Alciphron III 19) and Comedy and, secondarily, the historical and biographical tradition.
L’allegoria di Pluto in Luciano digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM - 2010 - 1
Ploutos, the god and hypostasis of richness, was often described in Greek and Roman literary works. The most well-known of these representations is Aristophanes’ Ploutos, a comedy which became a landmark for the following generations and also inspired Lucian of Samosata. Lucian’s dialogue Timon offers a wonderful and complex characterization of the god, in which Aristophanes’ text was combined with elements from the philosophical and rhetorical culture of the Second Sophistic and with the author’s original and ingenious creativity.
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