Valenze etiche dell'opposizione città-campagna tra commedia plautina ed elegia augustea

Paolino Onofrio Monella

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Abstract

Within Latin Comedy's spatial polarity of country vs. city, the latter represents the place of vice and deception in connection with illicit love affairs,while the former maintains its traditional connotations of the home of the virtues in connection with the mos maiorum.Therefore both literary tradition and Roman mentality designate the City as the place of adulterous love for the comic adulescens as well as the elegiac poet-lover.Whereas Comedy implies a moral condemnation of the urban world,the representations of City in Latin Elegy are much more complex.They range from the traditional moralistic view to a more sympathetic one,as when the poet relates the joyful aspects of elegant urban life that he and his mistress experience.This representation has its origins in the Catullian liber, and will come to its fullest expression in the most 'Urban Ovid.'
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)440-454
Numero di pagine15
RivistaBOLLETTINO DI STUDI LATINI
Volume34
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2005
Pubblicato esternamenteYes

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