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Title: Mariano Escolástico, APl 201. Una interpretación de Eros en el reinado de Justino II y Sofia
Other Titles: Marianus Scholasticus’ APl 201. A Christian rewriting of Eros from Justin II and Sophia’s reign
Authors: A. Martins de Jesus, Carlos 
Keywords: Greek Anthology; Eros; Epigram; Byzantine poetry
Issue Date: 2017
Project: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876/147420/PT 
Serial title, monograph or event: Cuadernos de Filología Clásica. Estudios griegos e indoeuropeos
Volume: 27
Issue: 0
Place of publication or event: Madrid
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to perform a deep analysis of APl 201, a fi ve-couplet epigram ascribed in all manuscripts to the almost unknown Marianus Scholasticus. When describing a work of art also unidentifi able, the poet progressively transforms the Eros he (probably) sees in the image of the Christian saviour, by means of a cautious wordplay and a symbolic re-signifi cation of the pagan attributes of that god. Furthermore, some connections between Marianus’ other epigrams and the reign of Justin II and his wife Sophia’s, particularly the last one, come to suggest a commissioned relation of the poet with the imperial couple, in relation to an intentional advertising propaganda that aimed to promote both of them to icons of orthodoxy in the second half of the sixth century AD.
Other Identifiers: 10.5209/CFCG.55709
DOI: 10.5209/CFCG.55709
Rights: openAccess
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