“Versus aurei” nella poesia di Walahfrido Strabone

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Abstract

Walahfrid Strabo may be considered the most important poet of the Carolingian Age. He was born in 809 and died in 849, and composed some short poems of various typologies (Visio Wettini, Hortulus, Vita Mammae, Versus de beati Blaithmaic vita et fine, Versus de imagine Tetrici), and many poetic compositions that show his big skill in latin metric and versification. In this paper, after a first section devoted to the status of the studies about the Carolingian writer, to his life and his poetic pro-duction, we give a particular evidence to a metrical technic, the so-called versus aureus (“golden line”).
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)151-179
Number of pages29
JournalSCHEDE MEDIEVALI
Volume56
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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