La quinta Anacreontea di Giovanni di Gaza: una lezione sul mito

Daria Gigli Piccardi


This paper discusses the pedagogical side of the 5thAnacreontic of John of Gaza and the role of the Grammaticus in the Neoplatonic School. Through some key allusions to Platon, and a language highly sophisticated, the poet invites his pupils to a correct understanding of the myths and at the same time promotes a poetics based on the myth as paignion.


John of Gaza; Anacreontics; allegorical interpretation of myths; the Grammaticus in the Neoplatonic School

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