The chapter deals with the riddling epigrams of Book 14 of the Greek Anthology and discusses the common methods employed by the poets to disguise the solution of the aenigmata. It traces the origins of some riddles, together with their specific techniques, back to comedy, and contextualizes the epigrams within the Greek and Latin ‘riddling tradition’. The comparative study of the most relevant sources (the Greek Anthology, Athenaeus’ Deipnosophists and some manuscripts whose content still needs to be explored) leads to the conclusion that the late Byzantine poets who composed riddling epigrams could have been inspired by lost anthologies of riddles composed at different periods.
|Titolo:||The Riddles of the Fourteenth Book of the Palatine Anthology: Hellenistic, Later Imperial, Early Byzantine, or Something More?|
|Citazione:||Beta, S. (2019). The Riddles of the Fourteenth Book of the Palatine Anthology: Hellenistic, Later Imperial, Early Byzantine, or Something More?. In Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era (pp. 119-134). Oxford and New York : Oxford University Press.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|