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In particular, the analysis of the bacchanalian motif in the opening epigram and its parallel to the epigrams themselves (203-09) stresses the very unclassical aesthetic at work in these preHochklassik years.
The epigram is composed in dactylic hexameters, which give it a mock-heroic tone and also a fluent narrative instead of the antithetical statements of the epigrammatic couplet.
An aspect of the epigram that remains largely unexplored is its pointed ambivalence, especially in relation to its paratextuality, temporality, and teleological structure.
Studien zum antiken Epigramm (Munich, 1982)), integrating his critique of these theories with observations from the chapter on the epigram (III, 126) in Julius Caesar Scaliger's Poetices libri septem (1561) and Matthaeus Rader's De epigrammate (1601) and offering his own observations on the problem.
Each epigram is accompanied by a precise Italian translation authored by a different scholar: Gabriella Albanese, Monica Berte, Maria Cecilia Bertolani, Loredana Chines, Donatella Coppini, Giuliana Crevatin, Mirella Ferrari, Carla Maria Monti, Giulia Radin, Mariangela Regoliosi, Silvia Rizzo and Natascia Tonelli.
Generically the epigram, as against mere witticism,
2) The secular epigram in England had reached its peak between 1595 and 1620, best-known in Jonson's English epigrams and John Owen's neo-Latin ones.
And the epigram from Michael Lewis's book about the Oakland A's under the clever management of Billy Beane is not a gratuitous baseball reference.
Although Chapter Seven's beginning epigram is a quote by Zora Neale Hurston about "angularity" that seems gratuitous (neither the rest of the chapter nor the book mentions Hurston or makes use of "angularity"), Illouz describes in rich detail Winfrey's popularity with white women.
By the Alexandrian Age, when Posidippus flourished in the courts of Ptolemy II Philadelphus and Arsinoe II, the epigram had become a kind of sport or elevated pastime, in stature somewhere between a sonnet and a limerick.
This book turns that epigram on its head and uses analysis of English expressions to help beginning Hebrew students understand direct objects, nominal sentences, verb tenses, etc.
In this essay, I show that Barbey's apparent status as a unique "styliste" (1295) is the result of a complex process of innovation and genre transformation--specifically the genres of the epigram and the lapidary.