APPLES AND ACORNS: ADDRESSING A PROBLEM IN THEOCRITUS 5.92-95

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Title APPLES AND ACORNS: ADDRESSING A PROBLEM IN THEOCRITUS 5.92-95
 
Creator Lenahan, H
 
Subject Classics; Literary Studies, Greek Literature
bucolic poetry; amoebaean verse; obscene analogy; sexual preference; literary criticism
 
Description Theocritus’ Idyll 5 details an amoebaean singing contest betweentwo herdsmen in which the goatherd, Comatas, sings an openingcouplet and the shepherd, Lacon, replies with a second. This paperconsiders one exchange between the competitors which has been thecause of particular frustration to readers of the poem due to anobscure, and likely obscene, pastoral analogy offered by Lacon atlines 94-95. After a consideration of evidence drawn from the text,Theocritean scholia and Greek lyric and elegiac poetry, aninterpretation of the exchange is offered which may provide someclarity to a much-cited problem in Idyll 5.
 
Publisher Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies
 
Contributor Rhodes University
 
Date 2020-04-14
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Literary Analysis
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://akroterion.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1003
10.7445/64-0-1003
 
Source Akroterion; Vol 64 (2019)
2079-2883
0303-1896
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://akroterion.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1003/1025
 
Coverage
Hellenistic Period

 
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