Section (v) is on a€?Martial’s poetic purposea€?

Section (v) is on a€?Martial’s poetic purposea€?

1996, pp. 21-23) is actually viewed in the light of a€?catalogue poetry‘ (that read also under, on item 3.8) and dedicatory epigram. L. justly reiterates their see that Citroni’s understanding of products XIII and XIV as a€?mock-didactic‘ (ICS 14 , pp. 207-209) are not the complete story. In addition, the literary closeness associated with the Xenia (while the Apophoreta) to Symphosius‘ riddles however demands additional research (see Gnomon 71 , p. 596; Prometheus 25 , pp. 263, 267-269). The Aenigmata, to which i possibly could pick only 1 reference (p. 40, on drunkenness as a a€?Saturnalian motif‘ during the beginning poem, 1.4), and the riddles of publication XIV with the Greek Anthology, convey more in keeping with Martial than L. was prepared to accept, despite the reality he really does point out the truth that a number of of this products in the Xenia have the type (typically a€?Saturnalian‘) riddles, making use of tituli supplying the answer (p. 57 on item 11; read in addition p. 8). It’s possible to get a hold of significantly odd the question precisely why a poet a€?should wanna writea€? this kind of poetry a€?at alla€? (p. 15); my solution would be a€?why not?‘. I can not really heed L.’s contention that a€?the content [is] normally unpoetica€? (ibid.) as (a) the phrase a€?unpoetic‘, a prejudiced Romantic label, remains entirely unexplained, and (b) this will, next, also need to become true of several poems in publications I-XII and innumerable other messages, ancient and modern-day; I can not really discover any big difference between the niche case of Kallimachos‘ a€?salt-cellar epigram‘ (epigr. 47 Pf.) and the a€?pepper‘ of items 5 (or even the chamber cooking pot of , for that matter). Pokračovat ve čtení „Section (v) is on a€?Martial’s poetic purposea€?“