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Quarreling with Callimachus: a Response to Annette Harder

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Titolo Quarreling with Callimachus: a Response to Annette Harder
Editore Vita e Pensiero
Formato Articolo | Pdf
Online da 01-2021
Doi 10.26350/020747_000045
Issn 1121-8932 (stampa) | 1827-7861 (digitale)
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This paper offers bi-directional readings of the intertextual allusions between Apollonius’ Argonautica and Callimachus’ Argonautic stories in the Aetia. It argues that the allusions represent direct confrontations between Callimachus’ οὐχ ἓν ἄεισμα διηνεκές (aet. fr. 1, 3 Harder) and Apollonius’ ὅσσα τ᾿ ἔρεξαν (Ap. Rh. I 21) narrative strategies within the same ‘Callimachean’ aesthetic framework. On the basis of the conclusion of my 2014 article, Anchored in Time: the date in Apollonius’ Argonautica, which uses the poem’s astronomical references to argue for 238 BC as the terminus post quem for the epic, these readings assume that the Aetia is the prior work and that the Argonautica is the alluding text. Stephen Hinds’ example of the metapoetic dialogue between Ovid and Vergil in Allusion and Intertext provides the theoretical model for the kind of bi-directional readings offered here. This paper explores the programmatic and metapoetic functions that the Argonautic myth has within Aetia, reorienting Callimachus’ allusions toward the archaic epic tradition and contextualizing the ‘Argonautica’ in the Aetia within longstanding metaphorical discourses of ‘the ship of poetry’ and ‘the ship of state’. This analysis concentrates on the beginning of the Anaphe-aetion (frr. 7c-8 Harder) and the Cyzicus-aetion (frr. 108-109a Harder).


Anaphe, Apollonius, Callimachus, Cyzicus, Date of the Argonautica, Pindar

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University of Kentucky. Email: jackiemurr@gmail.com