How did Propertius 4. 8 begin?

Kiss, Dániel (2009) How did Propertius 4. 8 begin? Acta Antiqua, 49 (2). pp. 157-162. ISSN 0044-5975

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It is a controversial question whether lines 19–20 of Propertius 4. 8 should be left where they stand in the MSS, or they should be placed after the first distich of the poem, or they should be expelled from the text altogether. This article argues for the second of these solutions. That results in an introductory section (lines 1–2 and 19–20) that is not entirely consistent with the rest of the poem. It is argued that these inconsistencies need not be attributed to textual corruption or to the clumsiness of an interpolator, but they can simply be explained by the fact that Propertius gave the poem a slightly different plot from what he had in mind as he wrote the first lines.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PA Classical philology / klasszika-filológia
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2017 14:54
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 14:54

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