Ibycus PMGF 287: Love and Disgrace

Loukas Papadimitropoulos

Abstract


In this fragment of Ibycus every single word is carefully chosen, placed and charged with a peculiar significance that contributes effectively to the conveyance of the implicit meaning that the poet imparts to his creation. And this meaning mostly concerns the unavoidable danger of facing disgrace in one’s efforts of erotic conquest.

Keywords


Ibycus; erotic contest; disgrace

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/prometheus-18809



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