Synthesis (La Plata)
versión ISSN 0328-1205
CABRERO, María del Carmen. El Banquete Indigesto: Una crítica luciánica al paradigma idealista del convivio cultural en El Banquete o los Lapitas. Synthesis (La Plata) [online]. 2007, vol.14, pp. 91-108. ISSN 0328-1205.
Around the middle of the second century A.D., when it is supposed he was in the middle of his literary production and had already mastered the very varied resources of his cultural critics, Lucian of Samosata writes his own version of The Banquet , being the complete title The Banquet or the Lapites . The purpose of the article is to analyze the lucianic aesthetics to develop a pastiche of the banquet's clichés, through which he criticizes the intellectuals of his time: philosophers of all kinds, rhetors, grammarians, poets. The results bring some surprises: like all lucianic text, his Banquet also questions his future, that is to say, our present.
Palabras llave : Simposiaca Literatura; Lucian; The Banquet or the Lapitas; Humor; Pastiche.