Since the end of the 19th century after Havet's explanation, Laevius fr. 5 Bl. ('lasciviterque ludunt') has been usually related to the poem 'Protesilaudamia' and interpreted as part of a love scene. The earliest meaning of 'lascivus' and its word family ('lascivia', 'lascivio', 'lascivibundus', 'lasciviter') are here carefully investigated and it is suggested that the fragment could refer to the dolphins' behaviour: linguistic and metrical arguments suggest to cennect it with the poem 'Sirenocirca'.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] A new interpretation by Levio Fr. 5 Bl.|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|