n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Prime ricognizioni sul dei sofoclei nell'opera di Angelo Poliziano

Volume 56, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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This paper focuses on the quotations from the corpus of fragments attributed to the Athenian dramatist Sophocles, which are found in various works of Italian humanist Angelo Poliziano (1454-1494), including the and some of his on classical authors. Poliziano's approach to literary fragments, as shown in the case of Sophocles, seems to comply with the humanist's project of collecting a vast encyclopaedia on the ancient world, to which even literary fragments could contribute: in spite of their incompleteness, fragments could assist the learned Poliziano in elucidating passages from other ancient authors, illustrating the meaning of related to the ancient world, or shedding light on mythical accounts, thus providing humanistic scholarship on Antiquity with a valuable means of research.

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