Callimachean Allusions in Tibullus I 4 - Massimo Giuseppetti - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Aevum Antiquum Vita e Pensiero

Callimachean Allusions in Tibullus I 4

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Articolo
rivista AEVUM ANTIQUUM
fascicolo AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2021 - 21
titolo Callimachean Allusions in Tibullus I 4
Callimachean Allusions in Tibullus I 4
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Editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 07-2022
doi 10.26350/020747_000078
issn 1121-8932 (stampa) | 1827-7861 (digitale)
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This paper discusses Tibullus I 4 with particular attention to three Callimachean intertexts, namely Iambus 9, Aetia fr. 41 and Iambus 3. Iambus 3 in particular proves to be a crucial  intertext for the last portion of Priapus’ lecture on love. The paper argues that Tibullus does not merely echo the Alexandrian text but reacts to it and dramatically alters its  implications. The Roman poet places this allusion at a crucial point, that is, at the end of Priapus’ lecture on homoerotic love. The appropriation and subversion of Callimachus’  Iambus 3 has a central place in Tibullus’ strategy ofestablishing the literary prestige of his own elegiac endeavor.

keywords

Tibullus, Callimachus, Iambic Poetry, Roman Elegy, Homoerotic Love, Intertextuality, Allusion.

Biografia dell'autore

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università Roma Tre. Email: massimo.giuseppetti@uniroma3.it