2019 | 14 | 44-56
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Świat zapachów w elegiach Propercjusza według polskiego przekładu z 1839 roku. Studium wybranych zagadnień

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The world of fragrances in the elegies of the Propercius according to the Polish translation from 1839. Study of selected issues
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Man, curious about the world, learns about the surrounding reality in various ways. In exploring knowledge of reality, he uses his senses and intellect. For centuries, it was believed that all data that the intellect possesses is delivered to him through the senses. It is obvious that we receive most news from the world around us through the sense of sight and hearing. However, this does not change the fact that the other senses, that is, smell, touch and taste, play a significant role in our everyday lives and in exploring the reality around us. Following this thinking and focusing on the sense of smell, it can be concluded that we can try to learn about the world by smelling it. In the following article I describe the role of fragrances in the poetry of Propercius. For the sake of maintaining a certain methodological order, at the beginning I introduce the figure of a Roman poet. Then, I briefly comment the translation into Polish, which is my direct source for work. Next, I point to individual examples of the functioning of the fragrance category in the work of the said author. After analyzing the mentioned fragments, I allow myself to make a certain synthesis and draw conclusions.
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