La Epifanía de Dioniso: Una Interpretación del Fragmento 357 PMG de Anacreonte a partir de la Consideración de sus Ediciones Modernas

  • Marina Larrosa Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR) | CONICET


In this article we offer an interpretation of a well known poem by the ancient Greek poet Anacreon (fr. 357 PMG) by paying attention to its peculiar textual history. We suggest that the poem – a prayer to Dionysus – presents some of the features that are characteristic of the riddle. But first and foremost we are interested in offering this interpretation as an example of how knowing and working with the different editions of a single text can throw light on certain poetic aspects that would otherwise remain veiled, and how it can also stimulate the creative activity of the interpreter herself.



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1. Ediciones:
BARNES, Josua (1705). Anacreon Teius, poeta lyricus… Cantabrigii: Typis Academicis.

BERGK, Theodorus (1834). Anacreontis Carminum Reliquias. Lipsiae: Sumtu Reichenbachiorum Fratrum.

BOISSONADE, J. F. (1823) ΑΝΑΚΡΕΩΝ. Anacreontis Reliquiae, Basilii, Iuliani, Pauli Silentiarii Anacreontica. Parisiis: Lefevre.

DEL GRANDE, Carlo (1959). Phorminx. Antologia della lirica greca. 2 da. ed. ampliada. Napoli: Luigi Loffredo.

EMPERIUS, Adolphus (1844). Dionis Chrysostomi Opera Graece. Brunsvigae: G. Westermanni.

GENTILI, Bruno (1958). Anacreonte. Roma: Ateneo.

LOBEL, Edgar & Denys Page (1997). Poetarum Lesbiorum Fragmenta. Special Edition for Sandpiper Books Ltd. Oxford: Oxford Clarendon Press.

LONGEPIERRE, Hilaire-Bernard de (1962). Les Ouvres d´Anacréon et de Sapho… Paris: Charles Clouzier.

MEHLHORN, Fridericus (1825). Anacreontea quae dicuntur... Glogaviae: Libraria Nova Guenteriana.

MICHELANGELI, Luigi Alessandro (1882). Anacreonte. Edizione critica. Bologna: Nicola Zanichelli.

PAGE, Denys (1962). Poetae Melici Graeci. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

DE PAUW, Joannes Cornelius (1732). Anacreontis Teii Odae et fragmenta. Trajecti ad Rhenum: Guilielmus Kroon.

STEPHANUS, Henricus (1566). Carminum Poetarum novem lyricae poeseωs principum, fragmenta. 2da. ed. Lutetiae: Huldrichi Fuggeri typographus.

STEPHANUS, Henricus (1560). Carmina Poetarum novem lyricae poeseωs principum, fragmenta. Lutetiae: Huldrichi Fuggeri typographus.

2. Textos críticos y obras de referencia:
BREITENBERGER, Barbara (2007). Aphrodite and Eros. The Development of Erotic Mythology in Early Greek Poetry and Cult. New York-Oxon: Routledge.

EMPERIUS, Adolphus (1830). Observationes in Dionem Chrysostomum. Lipsiae: F.C.G. Vogel.

FURLEY, William D. & Jan Maarten Bremer (2001). Greek Hymns. Selected Cult Songs from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Period, vols. 1 y 2. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

GENTILI, Bruno (1996). Poesía y público en la Grecia Antigua. Trad. Xavier Riu. Barcelona: Quaderns Crema.

GOLDHILL, Simon (1987). “The Dance of the Veils: Reading Five Frag-ments of Anacreon.” Eranos 85: 9-18.

HASAN-ROKEM, Galit & David Shulman, eds. (1996). Untying the Knot. On Riddles and Other Enigmatic Modes. New York-Oxford: Oxford University Press.

LIDDELL, H.G. & R. Scott (1940). Greek-English Lexicon. 9na. ed. Oxford: Oxford Clarendon Press.

PAGIS, Dan (1996). “Toward a Theory of the Literary Riddle.” Untying the Knot. On Riddles and Other Enigmatic Modes. Eds. Galit Hasan-Rokem y David Shulman. New York-Oxford: Oxford University Press. 81-108.

PEPICELLO, W. J. & Thomas A. Green (1984). The Language of Riddles. New Perspectives. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

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ROSENMEYER, Patricia (2004). “Girls at Play in Early Greek Poetry.” American Journal of Philology 125: 163-178.

SLATER, William J. (1982). “Aristophanes of Byzantium and Problem-Solving in the Museum.” The Classical Quarterly 32.2: 336-349.

TAYLOR, Archer (1943). “The Riddle.” California Folklore Quarterly 2.2: 129-147.

TIFFANY, Daniel (2009). Infidel Poetics. Riddles, Nightlife, Substance. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

WEST, Martin L. (1990). “Notes on Sappho and Alcaeus.” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 80: 1-8.
How to Cite
LARROSA, Marina. La Epifanía de Dioniso: Una Interpretación del Fragmento 357 PMG de Anacreonte a partir de la Consideración de sus Ediciones Modernas. MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 143-157, oct. 2015. ISSN 2182-8830. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 feb. 2019. doi:
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edition; philology; Anacreon; riddle; interpretation.