Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Un Nouvel héroïsme: Théocrite (Idylle I) et la mort de Daphnis

Alain Billault


In his first Idyll, Theocritus represents Daphnis death as an heroic feat. He describes it as an event the unique cause of which is love. As he dies by love, Daphnis appears as the embodiment of a new kind of heroism. Acccording to Theocritus, this heroism deserves to be sung as the heroism of the Greek warriors has been sung by Homer.

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