Per l'identità di ekphrasis
The of the title "For the identity of ekphrasis" must not give rise to the expectation that this paper provides an ‘identity card’ listing the features of ekphrasis, as numerous summaries of the main theoretical and practical aspects of the phenomenon already exist. We will focus, instead, on certain features of ekphrasis, which could be considered marginal, and which nevertheless all present a certain problem. A first section will focus on the strictly philological aspects, followed by a second with some remarks on literary theory. Thus this paper, while not presuming to be either systematic or exhaustive, contributes to defining ekphrasis in a broader framework of phantasia.