par Dehon, Pierre-Jacques
Référence Listy filologické, 146, 1-2, page (35-46)
Publication Publié, 2023-12-01
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This paper focuses on the De quattuor temporibus anni and the possible date of its composition. The quatrain, which was preserved in codex Phillippicus 1694 and in manuscript Reims, Bibliothèque Municipale 1275, appears within the critical apparatus to poem 864 of Riese's edition of the Anthologia Latina and among Wernsdorf's Poetae Latini minores. Almost nothing is known about this piece of work and the limited number of scholars who have shown interest in proposing a date for it were undecided between an earlier or a later production. Closer scrutiny of the evidence at our disposal, bringing together elements taken from the structure of the text itself, as well as from other Latin poems, allows us to draw clearer conclusions and to go for a period between the end of the 1st century AD and the beginning of the 5th century AD.