Terpandro e Arione alle Carnee. I Karneonikai di Ellanico di Lesbo

TitleTerpandro e Arione alle Carnee. I Karneonikai di Ellanico di Lesbo
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsAmatori, A
EditorFongoni, A, Biondi, F, Gostoli, A
Ancient AuthorsHellanicus Hist. (TLG 0539), Terpander Lyr. (TLG 0299)
Book TitlePoeti in Agone: Competizioni poetiche e musicali nella Grecia antica
Series TitleGiornale Italiano di Filologia - Bibliotheca 18
Pagination301-313
PublisherBrepols
CityTurnhout
ISBN9782503576183 (print); 9782503576305 (ebook)
Abstract

L’articolo prende in esame i frammenti dei Vincitori alle Carnee di Ellanico di Lesbo, opera del V sec. a.C. dedicata ai poeti vincitori dell’agone spartano. Il testo, a lungo considerato un’opera di tipo cronografico in cui l’elenco dei karneonikai serviva unicamente come riferimento cronologico per datare eventi indipendenti dalle feste Carnee e dalla città di Sparta, sembra invece concentrarsi sulle figure dei poeti vincitori e in particolare su alcuni citarodi lesbi: Terpandro (FGrHist 4 F 85) ed Arione (FGrHist 4 F 86), fornendone una cronologia relativa mediante la genealogia e aggiungendo notizie sulla vita e l’attività poetica. Vengono infine avanzate alcune proposte di parziale ricostruzione dell’opera, basate su fonti più tarde quali il De musica dello Pseudo- Plutarco.

The present paper explores the fragments of Karneian Victors by Hellanicus of Lesbus. The work, dating back to the V century, is devoted to a Spartan musical contest and its winners. For a long time, the text has been considered an annalistic work similar to the Argive Priestresses and the Attike Syngraphe: there, the Karneian winners’ list was only a chronological reference used to date events which were unrelated to the Karneian contest and the city of Sparta. On the contrary, Hellanicus seems to focus on winning poets, especially two Lesbian musicians Terpander (FGrHist 4 F 85) and Arion (FGrHist 4 F 86): the author presents their chronology through genealogy and provides information about their life and poetical work. The paper finally suggests a possible partial reconstruction based on later sources like Ps. Plutarch De Musica. [https://www.brepolsonline.net/doi/abs/10.1484/M.GIFBIB-EB.5.115169]

DOI10.1484/M.GIFBIB-EB.5.115169

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