The aim of this paper is to analyze the value of old age in the episode of Philemon and Baucis. It is evident that senectus has not an absolute positive value in the ovidian poem: somtimes it implies exemplarity and wisdom, sometimes it rapresents a problem in remembering past events. Therefore, old age has a real and complete positive value in comparison with youth: as in other passages, in Philemon and Baucis tale the old age rapresents always wisdom, in strong opposition to young recklessness.

EXEMPLARIDAD Y SENECTVS EN LAS METAMORFOSIS DE OVIDIO: EL CASO DE PHILEMON Y BAUCIS

alessia maria scalera
2018

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The aim of this paper is to analyze the value of old age in the episode of Philemon and Baucis. It is evident that senectus has not an absolute positive value in the ovidian poem: somtimes it implies exemplarity and wisdom, sometimes it rapresents a problem in remembering past events. Therefore, old age has a real and complete positive value in comparison with youth: as in other passages, in Philemon and Baucis tale the old age rapresents always wisdom, in strong opposition to young recklessness.
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