n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Prime ricognizioni sul Corpvs dei Deperdita sofoclei nell'opera di Angelo Poliziano
|Article Title||Prime ricognizioni sul Corpvs dei Deperdita sofoclei nell'opera di Angelo Poliziano|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||114 - 135|
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 Miscellaneorum centuriae and some of his Commentaries 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 realia 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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