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Title: Centonic variations on a biblical theme. Preliminary case-studies of semantic discrepancies
Authors: Lefteratou, Anna
Keywords: cento poemsHomerbiblical poemsHomeric etymology
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Anna Lefteratou, "Centonic variations on a biblical theme. Preliminary case-studies of semantic discrepancies", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021, pp. 257-286.
Journal: Incontri di filologia classica 
This article is a preliminary semantic and etymological study of a selection of terms – from fake synonyms and speaking names to thoroughly Christianized and/or Platonizing reclaims of the epic vocabulary – from the I HC and the II HC and its aim is twofold: on the one hand, it focuses on a selection of key semantic variations that result from the Christian semantic reception of archaic vocabulary and especially interpretations featuring in philological works, such as commentaries, scholia, and dictionaries; on the other hand, the analysis shows the influence of biblical exegesis in understanding the re-semanticized Homeric vocabulary in return and this was employed so as to further the existing Christian interpretation. The analysis concludes that by the fifth century the interpretation of the Bible through biblical classicizing poetry reveals a strikingly positive stance towards the Homeric text as a cultural authority useful also for Christian exegesis.
Type: Article
ISSN: 2464-8752
eISSN: 2464-8760
DOI: 10.13137/2464-8760/32060
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:19. Incontri di filologia classica (2019-2020)

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