Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Le Protrepticus ad nepotem d’Ausone: rhétorique et humour, ou Ausone est-il sérieux?

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites

image of Mnemosyne

This article deals with the rhetorical and literary wealth of Ausonius’ Protrepticus ad nepotem, and particularly with the poet’s irony and humor. Irony is an indispensable key to the correct interpretation of a text that was often misunderstood and whose actual addressee is the Gallo-Roman aristocracy. The aim of this exhortation is promoting a culture and a political vision in which classics play an essential role. Ausonius brings into play all his literary abilities to make his poem into a poetical celebration. The rhetorician of Bordeaux conveys a very serious message in a funny and charming way, in perfect consonance with the culture and the expectations of his readers: this is the power of persuasion of late Antiquity literature.

Affiliations: 1: Université de Fribourg (Suisse), Département des Sciences de l’Antiquité Rue Pierre-Aeby 16, 1700 Fribourg, Suisse, Email: david.amherdt@unifr.ch

Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/002670710x12603307970559
Loading

Data & Media loading...

http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/002670710x12603307970559
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/002670710x12603307970559
2010-02-01
2016-09-28

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation