Alle origini di un rapporto: filologia e potere nell'Alessandria tolemaica

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The origins of a relationship: philology and power in Ptolemaic Alexandria

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Abstract

This contribute recognizes in the activity of the Hellenistic philologists at Alexandrian Library the beginning of a close connection between philology and society, and particularly between philology and political power. The poetae-philologi repayed the patronage of Ptolemaic kings, expecially of Ptolemaeus II Philadelphus, with their ideological support for the Ptolemaic power and choices. In the Alexandrian poetry there are many examples of such a way of acting: this paper intends to emphasize that the Hellenistic philologists' textual researches are directly functional to their allusive and propagandistic poetry; so philology, poetry and support for the political power are three indivisible aspects of their arts. Among other examples, Callim. Hy. Jo. 55-67 is examined in details.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The origins of a relationship: philology and power in Ptolemaic Alexandria
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationFilologia e società. Episodi e contesti lungo la storia
EditorsS Costa, F Gallo, S Martinelli Tempesta, M Petoletti
Pages3-19
Number of pages17
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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NameAMBROSIANA GRAECOLATINA

Keywords

  • Hellenistic philology
  • Ptolemaic Alexandria
  • Callimachus

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