Identified quotations and literary models: The example of Martial 2.41

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Martial 2, 41 attributes its opening line to Ovid, but the verse is nowhere to be found in our Ovidian corpus. The question raised by this fact prompts a refinement of our vocabulary for describing intertextual relationships and models that has a range of applications beyond this single case. This self-proclaimed quotation is only the first and most obvious in a series of intertextual connections established with Ovid and others. A reading of the poem against earlier texts can heighten our awareness of its invective techniques.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFlavian Poetry
EditorsRuurd R Nauta, Harm-Jan van Dam, Johannes J.L. Smolenaars
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-47-41771-2
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-14794-2
StatePublished - Dec 2005

Publication series

NameMnemosyne, Supplements


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