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Orphic Hymns: edition, study and philological comentaries

Grant number: 15/12987-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2016
Effective date (End): November 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Classical Literatures
Principal researcher:José Marcos Mariani de Macedo
Grantee:Pedro Barbieri Antunes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


I intend to elaborate an annotated edition of the Orphic Hymns, a compendium of 88 cletic hymns composed between the second and fourth centuries AD, based on the text established by Quandt (2005 [1955]) and comparing it with Ricciardelli's (2000), Morand's (2001) and Vian's (2014) texts. This is an attempt to instigate a philological tradition of text establishment, critical apparatus and detailed comments in classical studies in Brazil. My intent is to present some valid solutions to some passages, but always based on Quandt's already consolidated text. I also propose an in-depth study, in which I debate: i) the authorship and dating of these poems; ii) the probable time of performance, based on an empirical approach of the text and an appreciation of its status quaestionis; iii) the Orphic and syncretic elements in these compositions; iv) the structure and arrangement of the hymns in the collection; v) hymnic tipology and epicletic effectiveness; vi) the language and style, as well as the prosody and metric of Hymns (phraseology, epithets, used figures). As usual in this type of study, comments will be made after the original text, verse by verse. In addition to proposing a new study format in our tradition, this project deals with a relatively unexplored subject that, however, allows the examination of important topics such as compositional issues, greek hymns and epiclesis, the mysteric rituals, the Orphic religion syncretic and the imperial period.

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ANTUNES, Pedro Barbieri. Orphic hymns: edition, study and philological commentaries. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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