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Philologus

Zeitschrift für antike Literatur und ihre Rezeption / A Journal for Ancient Literature and its Reception

Ed. by Föllinger, Sabine / Fuhrer, Therese / Reinhardt, Tobias / Stenger, Jan / Vöhler, Martin


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Volume 157, Issue 2

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ZWEI NEUE DICHTERZITATE BEIM ALTEN CATO

(GELLIUS, NOCTES ATTICAE IV 17)

Christoph Schubert
  • Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Fachbereich A / Klassische Philologie, Gaußstr. 20, 42119 Wuppertal
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Published Online: 2014-01-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/phil.2013.0023

Abstract

A close reading of a chapter of Gellius’ Noctes Atticae (IV 7) on the quantity of prefixes reveals that the two prose quotations from the elder Cato, which seem to be inappropriate in a discussion that otherwise consists of nothing but poetic examples, are in fact not at all out of place, since Cato himself offered poetic material in these quotations. Through this, two fragments of Old Latin poetry can be recovered. The first (faenoribus copertus or faenoribus copertust), the ending of a hexameter, is probably taken from a satiric context. The content of the second fragment (ita nos fert ventus ad primorem Pyrenaeum quo proicit / in altum), an iambic octonarius, may indicate occasional poetry.

Keywords: Gellius; Cato maior; altlateinische Dichtung; Dichterzitat

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Published Online: 2014-01-09

Published in Print: 2013-12-01


Citation Information: Philologus, Volume 157, Issue 2, Pages 306–314, ISSN (Online) 2196-7008, ISSN (Print) 0031-7985, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/phil.2013.0023.

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