Vol. 49 (2023): XLIX - 2023

Alle origini della poesia paesaggistica latina: Ennio e il frammento tragico incerto 133-7 R.2-3

Published 2023-06-21


  • Fragmentary Latin poetry,
  • Latin tragedy,
  • literary landscape,
  • Ennius’ Eumenides,
  • Cicero’s Tusculanae


The aim of this paper is a thorough examination of five anonymous iambic verses cited by Cicero in the first book of the Tusculanae, an evaluation of their expressive components, of the relationship with the Ciceronian context and the Aeschylean tradition, in order to improve the attribution to the Eumenides of Ennius. With no claim of being able to achieve certainty in the attribution of the fragment, the analysis of the context can at least suggest its importance for the genesis of literary landscape in Latin, both in poetry and in Cicero’s works.


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