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Catullus and the tragedy of Ariadne

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The well‐known allusions to tragic prologues in the proem to Catullus 64 raise questions about the generic relationships between tragedy, epic and epyllion which encourage the reader of the poem to see the entire ecphrasis of Ariadne as a tragedy. As Catullus presents it, Ariadne’s story has a scene‐setting prologue, central rhesis, tragic climax and deus ex machina ; it also has its own audience in MOSAÏQUE, revue des jeunes chercheurs en SHS Lille Nord de France‐Belgique francophone – 1, ju...

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Oxford, HUM, Classics Faculty, Classical Languages & Lit
Publisher:
Revue Mosaïque Publisher's website
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Mosaïque Journal website
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1
Publication date:
2009-06-01
Acceptance date:
2008-11-01
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pubs:657146
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uri:d7fe73d6-e098-49ad-9c91-937ed4c0963d
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