Il fr. 34_B. delle Menippee di Varrone: una dimostrazione dell'inesistenza della provvidenza divina?

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Title
Il fr. 34_B. delle Menippee di Varrone: una dimostrazione dell'inesistenza della provvidenza divina?
Journal
Aevum Antiquum
Author(s)
Rolle Alessandra
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2017
Volume
15 (2015)
Pages
251-256
Language
italian
Abstract
Fr. 34 B., that belongs to Varro’s Menippean satire Andabatae, presents important exegetical problems, because of its small dimensions and its obscure content. The mention of the divinities Zeus and Athena, as well as the mention of the mystagogi, ‘initiators’, allow us to refer the fragment to the religious sphere. This makes difficult to link fr. 34 B. with the other fragments, that generally seem to refer to the context of a philosophical debate between a Stoic and an Epicurean. However, it is possible to conciliate the text of fr. 34 B. with the wider context of the satire, if we read the passage as a part of the argument developed by the Epicurean philosopher against the Stoic belief in the divine providence.
Keywords
Latin literature, Varro, Menippean Satires, Roman religion, Epicureanism, Stoicism, Cynism
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