Pitagora e l'ultima metamorfosi di Ovidio

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Pythagoras and Ovid's last metamorphosis

Silvia Stucchi

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The discourse of Pythagoras, with which the fifteenth and last book of the Ovidian "Metamorphoses" is opened, is analyzed with particular reference to the status of the poet: in other words, to the learned reader must not escape that Pythagoras' speech does not concern so much philosophy (although Pythagoreanism is deeply inscribed in the sensitivity of the Roman elite since the middle-republican age), but concerns the poetics of the author himself. The last metamorphosis of the work, in fact, is that of the poet himself, who, in a sort of adhesion that goes far beyond what Orazio stated in carm. 3, 30, survives as a voice eternally and gloriously can narrate his poem to posterity.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Pythagoras and Ovid's last metamorphosis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)159-184
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Orazio
  • Ovidio
  • Pitagora, pitagorismo
  • Poesia latina


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