The Technê of Aratus’ Leptê Acrostich

  • Jan Kwapisz University of Warsaw

Abstract

This paper sets out to re-approach the famous leptêacrostich in Aratus’ Phaenomena (783-87) by confronting it with other early Greek acrostichs and the discourse of technê and sophia,which has been shown to play an important role in a gamut of Greek literary texts, including texts very much relevant for the study of Aratus’ acrostich. In particular, there is a tantalizing connection between the acrostich in Aratus’ poem that poeticized Eudoxus’ astronomical work and the so-called Ars Eudoxi, a (pseudo-)Eudoxian acrostich sphragisfrom a second-century BC papyrus.

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2019-07-18
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Giochi e giocattoli: parole, oggetti e immaginario – A cura di Lucia Floridi, Laura Neri e Chiara Torre