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Title: Épica, historiografía y retórica: la "epipólesis" a diferentes naciones en la historiografía grecolatina
Authors: Carmona Centeno, David
Keywords: Alejandro Magno;Alexander the Great;Historiografía;Poesía épica;Arenga;Epipólesis;Historiography;Epic poetry;Battle speech
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Universidad de Extremadura. Servicio de Publicaciones
Abstract: El objetivo del presente trabajo es analizar la evolucion de la arenga dirigida a diferentes grupos o naciones segun convenga a su caracter o naturaleza. Este tipo de arenga posee una serie de caracteristicas formales, estructurales y de contenido bien definidas desde Tucidides que se iran repitiendo, con mayor o menor variedad, en todos los casos encontrados a lo largo de la tradicion historiografica grecolatina. En los prolegomenos de la batalla de Iso descrita por Trogo y Curcio, la alocucion a diferentes naciones alcanzara su maxima expresion y complejidad quedando incluida en el marco de la “epipólesis” y siendo encarnada por la figura de Alejandro Magno. Ello nos llevara a buscar su origen y primer modelo en las “epipoléseis” que se hallan en la “Ilíada”, con mencion especial a la gran “Epipólesis” de Agamenon del canto IV, y a destacar la fuerte influencia de la retorica en la confeccion de las descripciones de batalla en las que se insertan tales alocuciones.
The purpose of this study is to analyse the evolution of pre-battle speeches addressed to different groups or nations, according to the group character or nature. We will see that the pre-battle speech shows a series of characteristics of form, structure and content that were well defined since Thucydides, and that were repeated, in more or less the same manner, in all the examples found along the Greek and Roman historiographical tradition. In the preliminaries of the battle of Issus described by Trogus and Curtius, the speech addressed to different nations turns out to be an “epipólesis” and, Alexander the Great being its protagonist, it shows a great degree of complexity. We are thus led to search its origin and first model in the “epipoléseis” included in the “Iliad”, with a special mention of the important “epipólesis” of Agamemnon in Book IV. We also want to emphasize the undeniable influence of rhetoric in the composition of the battle descriptions in which such speeches were included.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10662/1205
ISSN: 1886-9440
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Talia Dixit. Num. 04 (2009)

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