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Publilius Optatianus Porfyrius: Characteristic Features of Late Ancient Figurative Poetics



Year of publication 2007
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sborník prací Filozofické fakulty brněnské univerzity, řada klasická N, Graeco-Latina Brunensia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Optatianus; late ancient poetry; technopaegnion; carmina figurata; structuralism
Description The article discusses the origins and ancient developments of the genre of figured poetry; the main focus is on the collection of thirty one poems composed by Publilius Optatianus Porfyrius, a fourth-century Roman author of African origin. His poetry is analyzed from a number of perspectives, including structuralist theory of language and reception aesthetics.
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