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Medea


Medea

Text, Translation, and Commentary
1. Auflage

von: Hosidius Geta, Maria Teresa Galli

72,00 €

Verlag: Edition Ruprecht
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 24.10.2016
ISBN/EAN: 9783846901229
Sprache: deutsch
Anzahl Seiten: 450

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Hosidius Geta’s tragedy »Medea« is a late antique cento poem, a linguistic patchwork crafted by stitching together half-lines from the works of Virgil. Following the rules of cento composition, Geta cuts the »Aeneid«, the »Georgics« and the »Bucolics« into rags and sews them back together to recount the myth of Medea. This line-by-line philological and literary commentary analyzes Geta’s compositional technique and shows that his fascinating poem hides a rich web of intertextual games and a witty, learned practice.
Hosidius Geta’s tragedy »Medea« is a late antique cento poem, a linguistic patchwork crafted by stitching together half-lines from the works of Virgil. Following the rules of cento composition, Geta cuts the »Aeneid«, the »Georgics« and the »Bucolics« into rags and sews them back together to recount the myth of Medea. This line-by-line ...

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