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Philosophy in the Farmyard: The Speaking Cock in Lucian’s Gallus sive Somnium

Abstract : This paper focuses on Lucian’s Gallus sive Somnium and his use of a speaking animal as a literary tool that fits the serio-comic flavour of the dialogue particularly well. The provocative “hero” of this dialogue, that is the poor cobbler Micyllus’ speaking cock, is far from being a straightforward character. The ambiguity inherent to both, his nature and his narrative status, strongly impacts on the meaning of his speech, and consequently on the interpretation of the dialogue.
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Submitted on : Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 11:10:09 AM
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Émeline Marquis. Philosophy in the Farmyard: The Speaking Cock in Lucian’s Gallus sive Somnium. Hedwig Schmalzgruber. Speaking Animals in Ancient Literature, Universitätsverlag Winter, p. 359-375, 2020, Kalliope. Studien zur griechischen und lateinischen Poesie, 978-3-8253-4690-4. ⟨hal-02979580⟩

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