In the first book of In Eutropium Claudian is making extensive use of similes. Because of the distinctive anti-heroic feature of the denigrated character, the similes are not taken from the epic tradition, but they are rather unusual and related to the animal world or everyday life. Eutropius is ‘built again’ by means of a large development of realities similar to him and different from him. In many cases the simile is not isolated from the context, but its lexemes and themes resound remotely, creating a relation with the work as a whole.

Un eunuco nelle similitudini. Immagini del protagonista nel primo libro dell'In Eutropium di Claudiano

FUOCO, Ornella
2011

Abstract

In the first book of In Eutropium Claudian is making extensive use of similes. Because of the distinctive anti-heroic feature of the denigrated character, the similes are not taken from the epic tradition, but they are rather unusual and related to the animal world or everyday life. Eutropius is ‘built again’ by means of a large development of realities similar to him and different from him. In many cases the simile is not isolated from the context, but its lexemes and themes resound remotely, creating a relation with the work as a whole.
Claudian; Eutropius; Similitudes
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