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Triple Tipple: Ausonius’ Griphus Ternarii Numeri

Lowe, Dunstan (2012) Triple Tipple: Ausonius’ Griphus Ternarii Numeri. In: Kwapisz, Jan and Szymanski, Mikolaj and Petrain, David, eds. The Muse at Play: Riddles and Wordplay in Greek and Latin Poetry. Beitrage zur Altertumskunde . de Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 333-350. ISBN 978-3-11-027000-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Ausonius' poem on the number three has prompted at least four different avenues of interpretation aimed at answering the 'riddle'. I argue that all but one of them are misguided, and that the remaining one can only be speculative (though I offer some new speculations on it). I propose a different interpretation of the title, using the preface as the key to understanding the work in the wider context of Ausonius' age and individual poetics.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Dunstan Lowe
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2013 16:30 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34367 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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