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Petrus Nannius als Philologe und Literaturkritiker im Lichte seines Kommentars zur Ars Poetica des Horaz

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This chapter deals with Nannius's commentary on Horace's Ars Poetica, published posthumously in 1608. The scope and purpose of his commentary is to make clear that Nannius did not particularly focus on key questions of poetic theory, as opposed to many other commentators of the Ars during the renaissance. Rather, Nannius's interpretation of the Ars needs to be evaluated in the context of his global teaching program, aimed at providing students with general as well as specialized knowledge about classical literature and culture.  Nannius' commentary on Ars Poetica reveals a good picture of the philological and historical interests. Overall, it can be stated that Nannius' commentary on Ars Poetica is largely based on the teaching of philological, historical and antiquarian tradition towards knowledge. The original text of the chapter is in German and English.

Keywords: Horace; Nannius's commentary; renaissance



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