Synthesis (La Plata)
versión ISSN 0328-1205
ANTUNEZ, Daniela. La imagen del viaje a Éfeso en el Yambo XIII de Calímaco. Synthesis (La Plata) [online]. 2006, vol.13, pp. 67-78. ISSN 0328-1205.
Callimachus' Iambus XIII (fr. 203 Pf.) is known, like Iambus I, for its programmatic nature and polemic tone: the poet disputes with those who severely criticise the «formal variety» () of his works. Among other things, Callimachus is criticised for «not having been to Ephesus», the birth place of Hipponax, an iambic poet of the late 6th century BC, to whom the choliambic metre adopted by Callimachus in his poem is attributed. We will aim to relate the image of the non-existent journey to the above mentioned concept of and to the extensive use of the metaphor of the journey in the Alexandrian poet as well as in the tradition of poets preceding him.
Palabras llave : Callimachus; Iambus; Travel.