L'association poétique des citharèdes légendaires (Amphion, Arion et Orphée) chez Horace et Silius Italicus

Abstract : The soothing and civilizing virtues of the song on the song, “The poetical association of the legendary zitherists (Amphion, Arion and Orpheus) in Silius Italicus and Horace)” Orpheus, Amphion and Arion are often cited together to exalt the power of vocal music, which is perceived as the reflection of poetry itself. Horace emphasizes Amphion and Arion's civilizing deeds, whereas Silius Italicus praises the cosmic pacification produced by the songs of the three zitherists. A thorough analysis of their verses shows that the poet, who reminds the reader of the beneficial deeds of the mythical singers, aims at obtaining for himself the very same power he attributes to the singers. This evocation of the zitherists is conceived as a mise en abyme of the song and its virtues. In the second century A. D., Clement of Alexandria will further develop this theme and transpose it into the Christian context to praise the power of the new song.
Document type :
Journal articles
Revue des études anciennes, Revue des études anciennes, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, 2008, 110 (110, 1), pp.103-116
Liste complète des métadonnées

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00392839
Contributor : Fabienne Jourdan <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 10:44:07 AM
Last modification on : Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 2:32:22 PM

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-00392839, version 1

Collections

Citation

Fabienne Jourdan. L'association poétique des citharèdes légendaires (Amphion, Arion et Orphée) chez Horace et Silius Italicus. Revue des études anciennes, Revue des études anciennes, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, 2008, 110 (110, 1), pp.103-116. 〈hal-00392839〉

Share

Metrics

Record views

225