Sinesio e Mesomede: continuità di ritmi, significanti e significati tra religiosità orfico-pagana e neoplatonico-cristiana

TitleSinesio e Mesomede: continuità di ritmi, significanti e significati tra religiosità orfico-pagana e neoplatonico-cristiana
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsLanna, S
Ancient AuthorsSynesius Phil. (TLG 4324), Mesomedes Lyr. (TLG 0268)
JournalSeminari Romani di Cultura Greca
Volume12
Issue1
Pagination95-113
Abstract

Synesius of Cyrene, referring to Nemesi in the epistle 95, quotes vv. 9-11 of Mesomedes’ Hymn to Nemesi (nr. II 3 Heitsches), which he sang himself or had heard at different times sung “on the accompaniment of the lira”. Synesius was familiar with Mesomedes’ hymns, since he not only used the meters used by the pagan poet to compose his Hymns on Christian matters, but also considered Mesomedes as a model in some lexical choices. [Sara Lanna]

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