Cinesias’ song in Ar., Av., 1372-1377 begins by quoting the first line of Anacreon’s fr. 83 Gentili (= PMG 378). While the very line is described by Hephaestion as a single catalectic choriambic tetrameter, Aristophanes’ manuscripts present the quotation on two cola, 2cho hypercat and 2ionmi^^. The aim of this paper is to argue that the ancient colometry of Cinesias’ song in Birds does not need to be corrected, but rather that it becomes entirely justifiable if we focus our attention on the phenomenon of ἐπιπλοκή, which plays an important role in the whole piece. By modifying the original phrasing of Anacreon’s line, Aristophanes proposes a musical variation with the purpose of blending the quotation with the rest of Cinesias’ song.

La colometria antica di Ar., Av., 1372-1377 e il ruolo dell’epiploce

Loredana Di Virgilio
2019-01-01

Abstract

Cinesias’ song in Ar., Av., 1372-1377 begins by quoting the first line of Anacreon’s fr. 83 Gentili (= PMG 378). While the very line is described by Hephaestion as a single catalectic choriambic tetrameter, Aristophanes’ manuscripts present the quotation on two cola, 2cho hypercat and 2ionmi^^. The aim of this paper is to argue that the ancient colometry of Cinesias’ song in Birds does not need to be corrected, but rather that it becomes entirely justifiable if we focus our attention on the phenomenon of ἐπιπλοκή, which plays an important role in the whole piece. By modifying the original phrasing of Anacreon’s line, Aristophanes proposes a musical variation with the purpose of blending the quotation with the rest of Cinesias’ song.
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