As in the case of Vergil, who was 'acquitted' of being obnoxiously obscure in the fourth book of the Aeneid by Servius' vouching for his borrowings of Euripides, Ennius
et alii, so poetry composed in the vernacular languages underwent an equivalent process of ongoing authentication in the 16 and 17th centuries.
Interestingly enough, Telamon was the titular character of the tragedy Telamo by Roman poet Quintus Ennius
(239-169 BCE), of which only a few fragments survive.
As Callebat (2004, 62) observes, Vitruvius here participates in a literary convention in which Latin authors, including Ennius
, Cicero, Virgil, and Ovid, expressed the desire and expectation to live on through their work.
Petrarch offers his services as scribe to the cause, as the poet to his prince, the Ennius
to his Scipio.
She describes Roman authors who detail the experience of dreaming as visual in elegy and other genres of literature, such as Ennius
, Cicero, and Lucretius, and comparisons between dream descriptions and other modes, such as ekphrasis, using examples from Vergil's Aeneid and the dream in the pseudo-Ovid Amores 3.
Who has such a hatred, one might almost say, for the very name of Roman, as to despise and reject the Medea of Ennius
or the Antiope of Pacuvius, and give as his reason that though he enjoys the corresponding plays of Euripides he cannot endure books written in Latin?
The availability of the Roman public to comedy, a genre contiguous with the full range of entertainment shows, naturalizes this theatrical species unlike the tragedy, for whose implementation took Rome a whole educational labor (the first Roman tragic authors, Andronicus, Naevius, Ennius
, Pacuvius, Atticus were scholars and translators of Greek tragedies and their attempts remained at the stage of adaptations).
ibi allatis Iunio poeta, cuius epigramma elegans nuper primus protulit Ennius
Quirinus Visconti in libro docto: Lettera su due monimenti, ne' quali e memoria d'Antonia Augusta p.
Dans le premier et le troisieme, il nomme avec emotion les poetes qu'il aime (Homere, Hesiode, Sophocle ou Menandre du cote grec, Ennius
, Accius, Lucrece, Virgile, Tibulle, Properce ou Horace du cote romain); comme l'auteur du Traite du Sublime, il communique ses gouts a son lecteur et definit son entreprise poetique comme portee par l'amour conjoint de lecriture et de la lecture, inscrivant sa conception de la creation dans une chaine d'admirations.
Vulgares notas Ennius
primus mille et centum invenit.
The Annals of Quintus Ennius
and the Italic Tradition.
One hoped that Zakaria would have learned from another great teacher, Cicero, who quoted Quintus Ennius
[the father of Roman poetry] in one of his more important speeches, saying: "People hate the man they fear -- and whomever they hate, they want to see dead".