The Motif of the Lamp in Book V of the "Palatine Anthology"

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  • Rita Winiarska Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12797/CC.20.2017.20.12

Keywords:

Agathias Scholasticus, Asclepiades, erotic epigram, Greek epigram, lamp, Marcus Argentarius, Meleager, Palatine Anthology, Paulus Silentiarius, Philodemus, Statilius Flaccus

Abstract

Motif of the Lamp in Book V of the "Palatine Anthology"

In the present paper I focus on the occurrences of the motif of the lamp (λύχνος) in the fifth book of the Palatine Anthology. It turns out on numerous oc­casions the lamp is not merely an element of night scenery but it also performs functions typical of people or gods. An analysis of twelve epigrams from Book V shall demonstrate the variety of contexts in which the lamp appears and give a few remarks about the language used in the poems in which this motif occurs.

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2017-05-12

How to Cite

Winiarska, R. “The Motif of the Lamp in Book V of the ‘Palatine Anthology’”. Classica Cracoviensia, vol. 20, May 2017, pp. 227-36, doi:10.12797/CC.20.2017.20.12.

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