In the carm. 2, 12 the humanist Augurelli says that, going for a stroll along the places where the Aponus flows, a monster, the personification of the livor, appears to him. The relationship between the Aponus and the livor is to be identified in the fire that synthesizes the idea of the heat of the thermal source and characterizes the monstrous creature. At the beginning of the poem it is quite clear the echo of Claudianus’ poem devoted to the Aponus (carm. min. 26), but while in this last poem the source is included in the description of the natural landscape dominated by the fire and the water and celebrated for its therapeutic properties, in that of Augurelli it becomes the centre of a moral landscape and serves as a pretext for the representation of the vice that burns who possesses it and makes burn the victim of it.

La sorgente termale di Abano: da paesaggio naturale (Claud., carm. min. 26) a paesaggio morale (G. A. Augurelli, carm. 2, 12)

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2019

Abstract

In the carm. 2, 12 the humanist Augurelli says that, going for a stroll along the places where the Aponus flows, a monster, the personification of the livor, appears to him. The relationship between the Aponus and the livor is to be identified in the fire that synthesizes the idea of the heat of the thermal source and characterizes the monstrous creature. At the beginning of the poem it is quite clear the echo of Claudianus’ poem devoted to the Aponus (carm. min. 26), but while in this last poem the source is included in the description of the natural landscape dominated by the fire and the water and celebrated for its therapeutic properties, in that of Augurelli it becomes the centre of a moral landscape and serves as a pretext for the representation of the vice that burns who possesses it and makes burn the victim of it.
Claudiano, Augurelli, Aponus
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