Vol. 48 (2022): XLVIII - 2022
Articoli

Per una semantica delle pietre: Posidippo e i trattati litologici tardoantichi

Published June 10, 2022
Keywords
  • New Posidippus,
  • epigrams,
  • iaspis,
  • dracontia,
  • Late Antique lithological treatises

Abstract

Posidippus’ epigrams 14 and 15 A-B, devoted to the iaspis and dracontia stones respectively, feature important argumentative similarities to Late Antique lithological treatises; the study of the vocabulary and the analysis of the properties of the stones reveals Posidippus’ particular attention to magical, soteriological and therapeutic implications.

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