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Title: Speaking names, variant readings, and textual revision in Greek epigrams
Authors: Floridi, Lucia
Keywords: Greek epigramGreek Anthology(par)etymologyspeaking namespunspapyri
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Lucia Floridi, "Speaking names, variant readings, and textual revision in Greek epigrams", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021, pp. 135-156.
Journal: Incontri di filologia classica 
Puns on proper names are common in Greek and Roman literature, and the Greek epigram, with its multiple subgenres, is no exception. The (par)etymology of names – be they real or fictitious – is exploited for a variety of purposes and in a variety of ways. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the discussion on the broad topic of proper names in Greek epigrams by offering some reflections on a thorny problem: textual variants involving proper names as evidence of the (authorial?) revision and reuse of texts. A new survey and critical discussion of the (scanty) existing evidence will be provided. Particular attention will be paid to the etymology of proper names, which, in some cases, might suggest a substitution for the purpose of increasing the efficacy of the poetic message.
Type: Article
ISSN: 2464-8752
eISSN: 2464-8760
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:19. Incontri di filologia classica (2019-2020)

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