Leading the way. Commentary strategies in Angelo Poliziano's notes on "Epistula Sapphus"

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Leading the way. Commentary strategies in Angelo Poliziano's notes on "Epistula Sapphus"

Type: Research master thesis
Title: Leading the way. Commentary strategies in Angelo Poliziano's notes on "Epistula Sapphus"
Author: Jansen, Leanne
Issue Date: 2015-09-30
Keywords: Angelo Poliziano
Fifteenth-century education
Commentary
Sappho
Renaissance rhetoric
Demetrius' On Style
Epistula Sapphus
Abstract: In his lecture course on Ovid's Epistula Sapphus (1481) Angelo Poliziano (1454-1494) shows himself to be a driven and original scholar, who is concerned with the restoration and revival of ancient texts. In his examination of Sappho's letter Poliziano handles many different subjects: (correct) commentary practice, the rhetorical analysis of the effects of poetry, the history and poetry of Sappho, and the theory of the Greek rhetoricians Demetrius and Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Each time an innovative approach and constructive use of tradition define his method. His notes functioned as a medium for advancing classical scholarship, and especially the study of Greek literature.
Supervisor: Pieper, Christoph
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research master)
Specialisation: Classics
ECTS Credits: 25
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/35664
 

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