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DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/cyms-ds90

Abstract

In the Western tradition, the flower is often imbued of symbolic meaning and associated with beauty, love, and sensuality. This note studies a string of literary relations that can be established around a floral image in the poetry of four Renaissance authors (Pontano, D’Ardenne, Salmon Macrin, Ariosto). Special attention is paid to epithalamia and epic poetry, and to the three main models of the Greco-Roman world (Sappho, Catullus, Claudian).

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