Petronio, ¿un sutil Homeromastix? Nota al topos ergo me non ruina terra potuit haurire? (Sat. 81.3)
- metapoetic commentary
The purpose of this note is to analyze the relationship between the ‘topos’ ergo me non ruina terra potuit haurire? in Sat. 81, and the Iliad, since I believe that Petronius, the “autore nascosto”, brings about an assimilation of Encolpius with Agamemnon, which functions as degradation of the epic, but, at the same time, as a sort of metapoetic commentary on a particular passage of the Iliad.