Vespa’s Iudicium coci et pistoris, one of the most famous pieces of the Anthologia Latina, looks like a poetic experiment, which places itself at the intersection of various literary genres. In this paper I aim at demonstrating that this short poem can be usefully read as a parodic declamation, a sort of comic transposition of a controversia included in Ps. Quintilian’s collection (decl. 268). At the same time, Vespa’s poem shows the decisive influence of another well-known example of a poetic controversia, the armorum iudicium in book 13 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

Una declamazione per burla. Il Iudicium coci et pistoris di Vespa (Anth. Lat. 199 R. = 190 Shackleton Bailey)

Emanuele Berti
2018

Abstract

Vespa’s Iudicium coci et pistoris, one of the most famous pieces of the Anthologia Latina, looks like a poetic experiment, which places itself at the intersection of various literary genres. In this paper I aim at demonstrating that this short poem can be usefully read as a parodic declamation, a sort of comic transposition of a controversia included in Ps. Quintilian’s collection (decl. 268). At the same time, Vespa’s poem shows the decisive influence of another well-known example of a poetic controversia, the armorum iudicium in book 13 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
2018
Settore L-FIL-LET/04 - Lingua e Letteratura Latina
Vespa, Declamation, Parody, Ps. Quintilian, Ovid
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