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Corinna: translation and presentation of her poetry

Grant number: 13/25117-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Classical Languages
Principal researcher:Giuliana Ragusa de Faria
Grantee:Josivania Silva Sena
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research project aims to propose an unpublished translation of all Corina's fragments. Corina is a greek poet who may have lived in the fifth century or in the third BC:654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, 678, 679, 680, 681, 682, 683, 684, 685, 686, 687, 688, 689, 690, 691, 692, 693, 694, 695 and 695A. Of this corpus, survived almost entirely 654 and 655, that tell mythical stories, more specifically of Boeotia, noted as the region where the poet would have lived. Thus, through the fragments themselves, is possible to get important information about the work of Corina. However, like all ancient poetry, this is also difficult to define, what draws attention in this case, however, is that the inaccuracies of his work generate speculation about her biography and, because of that, different assumptions are made about the poet. Therefore, to make possible a solid presentation, along with the translations of fragments, the translation of the testimonies of antiquity that speak about Corina will be held.

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