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Horace in the Kyiv Mohylanian Poetics (17th-First Half of the 18th Century)

Poetic Theory, Metrics, Lyric Poetry
  • Giovanna Siedina,

This monograph examines, for the first time, the reception of the poetic legacy of the Latin poet Horace (65 B.C.-8 B.C.) in the poetics courses written and taught at the Kyiv Mohyla Academy (17th -first half of the 18th century), in particular in the areas of poetic theory, metrics, lyric poetry. The analysis focuses on three main aspects: theoretical recommendations on the role of the poet and the purpose of poetry, as well as on inventio , dispositio , elocutio , drawn mostly from Ars poetica; the use of Horace’s poetry in the teaching of metrics and the exemplification of metrical schemes (particularly Alcaic and Sapphic stanzas and the dactilic hexameter); the ways in which Horace’s poetry is taken as a model in the composition of poetry, which was a mandatory exercise of the poetics course. The author analyzed the reception of Horace taking into account, on the one hand, the centuries-long Christian reception of the poet, and, on the other, the conception of poetry prevalent at the Mohyla Academy, which saw poetry as an ancillary discipline of moral philosophy, the purpose of which was to contribute to the education of devout Christians and loyal subjects. This approach was in line with the prevalent tendency in European religious schools, whether Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox, especially after the Reformation and the subsequent Counter-Reformation, to see poetry as a rhetorical instrument of Christian morality.

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Giovanna Siedina

University of Verona, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3336-552X

Giovanna Siedina is assistant professor of Russian at Verona University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. She has done research in the fields of 18th century Russian lexicography and of both early-modern and 18th -19th century Ukrainian Literature. Her interests mainly lie in the reception of Classical authors, especially Horace, in Ukrainian and Russian literatures, and in 17th -18th century Ukrainian Neo-Latin poetry. Other fields of her research are Ukrainian language in the 20th century and Italian loanwords in the Russian language (18th -20th centuries).
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Book Title

Horace in the Kyiv Mohylanian Poetics (17th-First Half of the 18th Century)

Book Subtitle

Poetic Theory, Metrics, Lyric Poetry

Authors

Giovanna Siedina

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

216

Publication Year

2017

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© 2017 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-660-6

ISBN Print

978-88-6453-659-0

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978-88-6453-660-6

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978-88-5518-955-2

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Biblioteca di Studi Slavistici

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2612-7687

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2612-7679

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