Sulle tracce di Ovidio epico? Contese tra padri e figli in Ps. Quint. decl. 258

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

In the Minor Declamation 258 it is possible to notice some echoes of the Armorum iudicium of Ov. met. xiii 1-383, an episode whose success in Greece and Rome dates back to the Cyclic poems. Porcius Latro, the famous rhetorician and teacher of Ovid, chose this subject for one of his declamations and provided his pupil with a model: in fact, as showed by Sen. contr. ii 2, 8, the poet borrowed from the rhetor some literal expressions. We can also remember Sen. contr. x and Calp. decl. 21, two of the most important texts where the motifs of family disputes and reward for viri fortes are re-elaborated, in different ages. Therefore, the Minor declamation 258 is one of these interesting adaptations of the theme: it is rich in similarities and differences when compared with the cited declamations, which are connected to the paradigmatic plot of the quarrel between Ajax and Ulysses for Achilles’ weapons, a plot to which Ovid had already paid a tribute.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)98-117
Number of pages20
JournalMAIA
Volume70
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Classics
  • Literature and Literary Theory

Cite this

Sulle tracce di Ovidio epico? Contese tra padri e figli in Ps. Quint. decl. 258. / Landolfi, Luciano.

In: MAIA, Vol. 70, 2018, p. 98-117.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{d759ee986b844852a1c4ede2ab5b624e,
title = "Sulle tracce di Ovidio epico? Contese tra padri e figli in Ps. Quint. decl. 258",
abstract = "In the Minor Declamation 258 it is possible to notice some echoes of the Armorum iudicium of Ov. met. xiii 1-383, an episode whose success in Greece and Rome dates back to the Cyclic poems. Porcius Latro, the famous rhetorician and teacher of Ovid, chose this subject for one of his declamations and provided his pupil with a model: in fact, as showed by Sen. contr. ii 2, 8, the poet borrowed from the rhetor some literal expressions. We can also remember Sen. contr. x and Calp. decl. 21, two of the most important texts where the motifs of family disputes and reward for viri fortes are re-elaborated, in different ages. Therefore, the Minor declamation 258 is one of these interesting adaptations of the theme: it is rich in similarities and differences when compared with the cited declamations, which are connected to the paradigmatic plot of the quarrel between Ajax and Ulysses for Achilles’ weapons, a plot to which Ovid had already paid a tribute.",
author = "Luciano Landolfi",
year = "2018",
language = "Italian",
volume = "70",
pages = "98--117",
journal = "MAIA-Rivista di Letterature Classiche",
issn = "0025-0538",
publisher = "Cappelli Editore",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Sulle tracce di Ovidio epico? Contese tra padri e figli in Ps. Quint. decl. 258

AU - Landolfi, Luciano

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - In the Minor Declamation 258 it is possible to notice some echoes of the Armorum iudicium of Ov. met. xiii 1-383, an episode whose success in Greece and Rome dates back to the Cyclic poems. Porcius Latro, the famous rhetorician and teacher of Ovid, chose this subject for one of his declamations and provided his pupil with a model: in fact, as showed by Sen. contr. ii 2, 8, the poet borrowed from the rhetor some literal expressions. We can also remember Sen. contr. x and Calp. decl. 21, two of the most important texts where the motifs of family disputes and reward for viri fortes are re-elaborated, in different ages. Therefore, the Minor declamation 258 is one of these interesting adaptations of the theme: it is rich in similarities and differences when compared with the cited declamations, which are connected to the paradigmatic plot of the quarrel between Ajax and Ulysses for Achilles’ weapons, a plot to which Ovid had already paid a tribute.

AB - In the Minor Declamation 258 it is possible to notice some echoes of the Armorum iudicium of Ov. met. xiii 1-383, an episode whose success in Greece and Rome dates back to the Cyclic poems. Porcius Latro, the famous rhetorician and teacher of Ovid, chose this subject for one of his declamations and provided his pupil with a model: in fact, as showed by Sen. contr. ii 2, 8, the poet borrowed from the rhetor some literal expressions. We can also remember Sen. contr. x and Calp. decl. 21, two of the most important texts where the motifs of family disputes and reward for viri fortes are re-elaborated, in different ages. Therefore, the Minor declamation 258 is one of these interesting adaptations of the theme: it is rich in similarities and differences when compared with the cited declamations, which are connected to the paradigmatic plot of the quarrel between Ajax and Ulysses for Achilles’ weapons, a plot to which Ovid had already paid a tribute.

UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10447/297143

M3 - Article

VL - 70

SP - 98

EP - 117

JO - MAIA-Rivista di Letterature Classiche

JF - MAIA-Rivista di Letterature Classiche

SN - 0025-0538

ER -