By Boris Kayachev
The Ciris has got a specific amount of scholarly cognizance through the 20th century, yet ordinarily has didn't meet with an enough appreciation. This e-book goals to vindicate the Ciris, typically by way of exploring its use of pre-Virgilian poetic texts principally overlooked in past scholarship.
The middle of the ebook contains a discursive literary statement, divided into chapters that research consecutively the poem's major narrative devices. Viewing allusion and allegory as intrinsic beneficial properties of poetic composition instead of mere creative units, the publication explores, between extra favourite intertexts, Apollonius' Argonautica and Callimachus' Hecale, Lucretius and Catullus sixty four. Allusions also are advised to Homer and Empedocles, Theocritus, Moschus, and Bion, Nicander and Euphorion, Choerilus of Samos and Asius of Samos, Ennius and Cicero. via its elaborate net of references to poetic intertexts, the Ciris, it's argued, creates an implicit allegorical development with an unique poetological message.
Allusion and Allegory is therefore the 1st book-length research to supply a coherent literary interpretation of this debatable poem.
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Allusion and Allegory: Studies in the >Ciris< (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde) by Boris Kayachev