SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.34 issue1El uso de aischýne (vergüenza) en Antifonte y la política democrática de la Atenas clásica¿Qué hace el "Ateniense" en Creta?: Sobre Leyes 949 e3-953 e4 author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Article

Indicators

  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Bookmark


Argos

On-line version ISSN 1853-6379

Abstract

MAZZILLI, Claudia. Dedalo e Pigmalione: la parodia dell' ékphrasis nel Satyricon. Argos [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.1, pp. 31-53. ISSN 1853-6379.

In the Cena, Daedalus' gastronomical sculptures allude to the archetype of the artist and emphasize the mímesis as aesthetics of freedmen. In Sat. 126, Polyaenus admires Circe like a statue: this ékphrasis, modelled on Ovidian sources, hints at Pygmalion, the artist who creates images free from reality impurities (Met. 10. 238-297). His art is not anti-naturalistic; the dissimulatio artis ensures the verisimilitude: Circe is more genuine than Polyaenus, whose beauty is sophisticated. Petronius confuses ironically or overturns art and nature: while in the Cena he aims at a social characterization, here everything is uncertain between realism and literary fiction.

Keywords : Mímesis; Archetype of artist; Ékphrasis; Dissimulatio artis; Ovidian allusions.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Italian     · pdf in Italian