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Title: Riscrivere l’epica: Giovanni Tzetze di fronte al ciclo troiano
Authors: Braccini, Tommaso
Keywords: Giovanni TzetzeHomerIliadOdyssey.Byzantine poetry
Issue Date: 3-Jan-2014
Series/Report no.: CentoPagine
5
Abstract: 
Tzetzes thought that epic poems were characterized by four features: the presence of the hexameter,
of allegorical myths, of a special vocabulary and the use of ‘history’ for the plot. The first three
features are strictly formal, and the Byzantine grammarian was convinced to master them
completely; he, moreover, thought to have access to historical sources equal or superior to those
used by Homer to write Iliad and Odyssey. This authorized Tzetzes to create his own poetical
versions about episodes of the Trojan Cycle, that in his opinion were even better than the Homeric
originals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/9518
ISSN: 1974-0395
Appears in Collections:CentoPagine 2011

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