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Parrasio e i limiti dell’arte. Una lettura di Seneca contr. 10, 5

  • Autori: Casamento, A.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2016
  • Tipologia: Capitolo o Saggio (Capitolo o saggio)
  • Parole Chiave: Seneca the Elder; controversia 10,5; Parrhasius; realism; art; rhetoric
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The paper focuses on Seneca the Elder’s Controversia 10, 5. The text concerns the charge to the painter Parrhasius of torturing to death an Olyntian slave that had served as a model of a Prometheus. The interests of declaimers highlight the concept of realism in art, introducing a theme, that of the relationship between real and believable, which crosses several times issues on which the rhetoric has produced deep and accurate reflections.