The present work intends to investigate the chapter on the old age of Blago Cara Radovana, one of Jovan Ducˇic´ proses (1926) where the classical spiritual heritage merges into the meditations of a modern man: never as in this work the Serbian writer cites so explicitly his sources: Cicero with the Cato Maior dialogue De Senectute, the XII Letter to Lucilius by Seneca, the X Satire by Juvenal. The contribution attempts to compare some serbian and latin excerpts, echoed not slavishly, but rielaborated by the author through simplifying and omitting, in order to clarify even better his own positions, and coming to conclusions, sometimes discordant from his latin models. The examples of the ancient world, harbingers of a lasting knowledge, are here used as a traditional rhetorical tool, giving to his reasoning a plastic-figurative effect.

Cicerone, Seneca, Giovenale in un saggio sul destino umano / Cabassi, Nicoletta. - In: PAIDEIA. - ISSN 0030-9435. - LXXXIV:Pars Prior (I/II)(2019), pp. 405-423.

Cicerone, Seneca, Giovenale in un saggio sul destino umano.

Nicoletta Cabassi
2019

Abstract

The present work intends to investigate the chapter on the old age of Blago Cara Radovana, one of Jovan Ducˇic´ proses (1926) where the classical spiritual heritage merges into the meditations of a modern man: never as in this work the Serbian writer cites so explicitly his sources: Cicero with the Cato Maior dialogue De Senectute, the XII Letter to Lucilius by Seneca, the X Satire by Juvenal. The contribution attempts to compare some serbian and latin excerpts, echoed not slavishly, but rielaborated by the author through simplifying and omitting, in order to clarify even better his own positions, and coming to conclusions, sometimes discordant from his latin models. The examples of the ancient world, harbingers of a lasting knowledge, are here used as a traditional rhetorical tool, giving to his reasoning a plastic-figurative effect.
Cicerone, Seneca, Giovenale in un saggio sul destino umano / Cabassi, Nicoletta. - In: PAIDEIA. - ISSN 0030-9435. - LXXXIV:Pars Prior (I/II)(2019), pp. 405-423.
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