The ‘you’ addressed at the beginning of the fr. 3 Gent.-Pr. (= 4 West) by Dionysius Chalcus may be recog- nized as the same Phaeax as the one mentioned in v. 5 that is present at the sym- posium. He is the well-known Athenian orator and politician and a contemporary of Alcibiades’s. Phaeax will start (note πέμπει in v. 5) the sympotic chain of songs in praise of a distant friend. The sequence of songs is imagined as the work of the «Muses’ rowers». The rowing metaphor, that is used in a sympotic context once again, is present in fr. 5 Gent.-Pr. (= 5 West), where it describes the dense sequence of drinking cups. The two fragments could represent a case of auto-metapoiesis by the author, that is to say, the retake and variation made by a poet in relation to one of his previous poems that is already known to the symposium audience.

FEACE, «I REMATORI DELLE MUSE» E UN CASO DI AUTO-METAPOIESIS SIMPOSIALE (DIONISIO CALCO, FR. 3 E FR. 5 GENT.-PR. = FR. 4 E FR. 5 WEST)

Catenacci Carmine
2018

Abstract

The ‘you’ addressed at the beginning of the fr. 3 Gent.-Pr. (= 4 West) by Dionysius Chalcus may be recog- nized as the same Phaeax as the one mentioned in v. 5 that is present at the sym- posium. He is the well-known Athenian orator and politician and a contemporary of Alcibiades’s. Phaeax will start (note πέμπει in v. 5) the sympotic chain of songs in praise of a distant friend. The sequence of songs is imagined as the work of the «Muses’ rowers». The rowing metaphor, that is used in a sympotic context once again, is present in fr. 5 Gent.-Pr. (= 5 West), where it describes the dense sequence of drinking cups. The two fragments could represent a case of auto-metapoiesis by the author, that is to say, the retake and variation made by a poet in relation to one of his previous poems that is already known to the symposium audience.
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