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2013 | 61 | 3: Filologia Klasyczna | 45-54
Article title

Poezja ars divina - profetyczne przesłanie Muzajosa w epickim poemacie Jana Radwana Radivilias

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EN
Poetry ars divina: Musaeus’ Prophetic Oration in the Epic Poem Radivilias by Jan Radwan
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Abstracts
EN
Heroic epic poem entitled Radivilias sive de vita et moribus praeclarissime gestis immortalis memoriae illustrissimi principis Nicolai Radivili … libri quattuor, by Jan Radwan, was published in Vilnius in 1592. The historical narration about the chief events connected with the Livonian War (1558-1582) when Poland and the Great Duchy of Lithuania were struggling against Ivan, the Terrible serves as a setting for a panegyric portrait of the main hero of the poem, Mikołaj Radziwiłł, the Red and his heroic deeds. The author of Radivilias takes Radziwiłł to Helicon, place sacred to a succession of poetic memories, where he meets Musaeus. This part of the poem resembles Cicero’s Dream of Scipio, but we can see an essential difference between these two texts (Cicero - dream, dead ancestors, rational justification, Radwan - mythological motif, legendary poet Musaeus and poetry as a source of wisdom). Radwan is very realistic. He does not dream about return of the Golden Age, but emphasises the fragility of earthly glory and concentrates his attention upon the only true life - the life after death. This article aims at discussing Radwan’s conception of the function of the Musaeus’ prophecy in the whole context of the poem. The attention is being given also to a prohetic significance of poetry.
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Contributors
  • Katedra Łaciny Średniowiecznej i Nowożytnej, Instytut Filologii Klasycznej, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
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Document Type
Publication order reference
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