This article deals with the presence of quotations from the texts of Roman tragedies in selected fragments of Varro’s Menippean Satires. For each case, an analysis of the formal features of the related texts is followed by observations on intertextuality and, where possible, an analysis of the meaning and use of the quoted text within the new context. Fragments are divided into four categories: 1) texts about literary criticism (frr. 59, 284 and 285 Astbury); 2) literal quotations (frr. 189, 254, 486 and 405 Astbury); 3) texts where both epic and tragic materials are combined (frr. 225 and 233 Astbury); and 4) problematic cases (frr. 257, 570 and 14 Astbury).
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Notes on the presence of the tragic Latin theater in the Menippeae of Varrone|
|Number of pages||32|
|Journal||RES PUBLICA LITTERARUM|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Menippean Satire
- Roman Tragedy