Didascalica antierotica: insaniae exempla, mellita cognomina. A proposito di Lucrezio, De rerum natura 4, 1144-1169

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In the total indictment against love as a ruinous passion, Lucretius finds space in 4, 1144-1169 to ironically underline euphemisms used by the lover in order to attenuate women’s faults, by deceiving themselves. The wide range of borrowings from the palliata and the Hellenistic epigram, besides the parodic reuse of tipically neoteric nouns and adjectives, concurs to demystify lovers’ illusions, in the context of a tight didascalic lusus.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)5-34
Numero di pagine30
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Classics
  • Archaeology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Linguistics and Language

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