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« Ovide chez Isidore de Séville »

Abstract : The few studies devoted to Ovid’s presence in Isidore of Seville (VIIth century) take as a starting point the list, established in 1911 by W. M. Lindsay, of the fifteen quotations of the poet in the Etymologies; moreover, it is generally accepted, since an article published by J. Madoz in 1949, that Isidore did not have direct access to Ovid. However, since the 1980s, other borrowings from Ovid have been identified (or supposedly identified) in Isidore: this article proposes to review them, and even to propose some new parallels in the Versus in bibliotheca. These discoveries oblige to ask again if Isidore knew Ovid at first hand; I answer this question like J. Madoz: in the negative, but with new arguments.
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Jacques Elfassi. « Ovide chez Isidore de Séville ». R. Poignault et H. Vial (éd.). Présences ovidiennes, p. 305-323, 2020. ⟨hal-02950167⟩

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