The late Roman Alcestis and the applicability of generic labels to two short narrative poems

2020
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dc.abstract.enIt is undeniable that in late antique literature, next to long hexametric compositions, there is a strong tendency toward miniaturization, and indeed within various narrative forms. At the same time, most such poems, despite their minor format, have quite major ‘ambitions’, so to speak, aiming to explore themes so far reserved for grand genres. The two texts on Alcestis, i.e. the one referred to as Alcestis Barcinonensis and the cento Alcesta, are representative of this trend. Both are extremely short (122 and 162 hexameters, respectively), and yet concern themselves with a (par excellence) tragic protagonist, presenting her story in extenso, though understandably with major shortcuts. Both are composed in narrative mode, and yet show similarities with dramatic forms, thus provoking intriguing questions concerning their performative contexts. In addition, one of these texts, the Alcesta, happens to be a Virgilian cento. This material provides excellent grounds for a discussion on late antique approaches to genres and generic divisions, on the applicability of certain generic labels (those coined in antiquity and those invented by modern scholars), and – last but not least – on the reinterpretations of a classical myth in a culture that was already, if not wholly Christianized, at least strongly permeated by Christian concepts of familial love, sacrifice, and (im)mortality.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filologiczny : Instytut Filologii Klasycznejpl
dc.contributor.authorWasyl, Anna Maria - 132547 pl
dc.contributor.editorHadjittofi, Fotinipl
dc.contributor.editorLefteratou, Annapl
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T13:10:49Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T13:10:49Z
dc.date.issued2020pl
dc.description.physical169-188pl
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dc.description.seriesTrends in Classics. Supplementary Volumes
dc.description.seriesnumbervol. 86
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/9783110696219-010pl
dc.identifier.eisbn978-3-11-069623-3pl
dc.identifier.eisbn978-3-11-069621-9pl
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-11-068997-6pl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / Opl
dc.identifier.seriesissn1868-4785
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/254876
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
dc.participationWasyl, Anna: 100%;pl
dc.pbn.affiliationDziedzina nauk humanistycznych : literaturoznawstwopl
dc.pubinfoBerlinpl
dc.pubinfoMunichpl
dc.pubinfoBoston : De Gruyterpl
dc.publisher.ministerialDe Gruyterpl
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dc.sourceinfoliczba autorów 17; liczba stron 335; liczba arkuszy wydawniczych 20,9;pl
dc.subject.enAlcestis Barcinonensispl
dc.subject.enAlcesta centopl
dc.subject.enLatin epyllion (miniature epic)pl
dc.subject.enancient pantomimepl
dc.subject.enlate antique Latin poetrypl
dc.subject.encento and centonic poetrypl
dc.subject.plAlcestis barcelońskapl
dc.subject.plcenton Alcestapl
dc.subject.plepyllion (epos miniaturowy) łacińskipl
dc.subject.plpantomima antycznapl
dc.subject.plpóźnoantyczna poezja łacińskapl
dc.subject.plcenton i poezja centonicznapl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleThe late Roman Alcestis and the applicability of generic labels to two short narrative poemspl
dc.title.containerThe genres of late antique Christian poetry : between modulations and transpositionspl
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dc.abstract.enpl
It is undeniable that in late antique literature, next to long hexametric compositions, there is a strong tendency toward miniaturization, and indeed within various narrative forms. At the same time, most such poems, despite their minor format, have quite major ‘ambitions’, so to speak, aiming to explore themes so far reserved for grand genres. The two texts on Alcestis, i.e. the one referred to as Alcestis Barcinonensis and the cento Alcesta, are representative of this trend. Both are extremely short (122 and 162 hexameters, respectively), and yet concern themselves with a (par excellence) tragic protagonist, presenting her story in extenso, though understandably with major shortcuts. Both are composed in narrative mode, and yet show similarities with dramatic forms, thus provoking intriguing questions concerning their performative contexts. In addition, one of these texts, the Alcesta, happens to be a Virgilian cento. This material provides excellent grounds for a discussion on late antique approaches to genres and generic divisions, on the applicability of certain generic labels (those coined in antiquity and those invented by modern scholars), and – last but not least – on the reinterpretations of a classical myth in a culture that was already, if not wholly Christianized, at least strongly permeated by Christian concepts of familial love, sacrifice, and (im)mortality.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Filologiczny : Instytut Filologii Klasycznej
dc.contributor.authorpl
Wasyl, Anna Maria - 132547
dc.contributor.editorpl
Hadjittofi, Fotini
dc.contributor.editorpl
Lefteratou, Anna
dc.date.accessioned
2020-11-25T13:10:49Z
dc.date.available
2020-11-25T13:10:49Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2020
dc.description.physicalpl
169-188
dc.description.publicationpl
1,25
dc.description.series
Trends in Classics. Supplementary Volumes
dc.description.seriesnumber
vol. 86
dc.identifier.doipl
10.1515/9783110696219-010
dc.identifier.eisbnpl
978-3-11-069623-3
dc.identifier.eisbnpl
978-3-11-069621-9
dc.identifier.isbnpl
978-3-11-068997-6
dc.identifier.projectpl
ROD UJ / O
dc.identifier.seriesissn
1868-4785
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/254876
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
dc.participationpl
Wasyl, Anna: 100%;
dc.pbn.affiliationpl
Dziedzina nauk humanistycznych : literaturoznawstwo
dc.pubinfopl
Berlin
dc.pubinfopl
Munich
dc.pubinfopl
Boston : De Gruyter
dc.publisher.ministerialpl
De Gruyter
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Dodaję tylko opis bibliograficzny
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liczba autorów 17; liczba stron 335; liczba arkuszy wydawniczych 20,9;
dc.subject.enpl
Alcestis Barcinonensis
dc.subject.enpl
Alcesta cento
dc.subject.enpl
Latin epyllion (miniature epic)
dc.subject.enpl
ancient pantomime
dc.subject.enpl
late antique Latin poetry
dc.subject.enpl
cento and centonic poetry
dc.subject.plpl
Alcestis barcelońska
dc.subject.plpl
centon Alcesta
dc.subject.plpl
epyllion (epos miniaturowy) łaciński
dc.subject.plpl
pantomima antyczna
dc.subject.plpl
późnoantyczna poezja łacińska
dc.subject.plpl
centon i poezja centoniczna
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
The late Roman Alcestis and the applicability of generic labels to two short narrative poems
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The genres of late antique Christian poetry : between modulations and transpositions
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BookSection
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Publication

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