Further, the insignificance of Triptolemus and Eumolpus
point to considerable antiquity, and the digamma is still active.
lt;< Stultissimi, inquit Eumolpus
, tum Encolpii, tum Gitonis aerumnae, et precipue blanditiarum Gitonis non immemor, certe estis vos qui felices esse potestis, vitam tamen aerumnosam degitis et singulis diebus vos ultro novis torquetis cruciatibus.
For the relevance of this ancient story--which was famous during the Middle Ages and is relevant for how to read Moby Dick also because in the Satyricon the story is narrated by Eumolpus
to "a ship's company" (Mitchell 1923: 22), so the setting is similarly populated with sailors--we offer here a few relevant passages, in J.
the impoverished, wandering bard Eumolpus
, whom Encolpius encounters
Loosely based on the dramatic fragment Eumolpus
, by Euripides, the drama tells the tragic story of the ancient Athenian King, Erechtheus.
His comment attracts the attention of Eumolpus
, who tells him the sordid joke about the Pergamene boy.
In a similar sense, Lorenzo Valla became Luther's Eumolpus
Tenor Peter Wedd and narrator Pooky Quesnel superbly took on the roles of the priest Eumolpus
and Persephone, while the combined ranks of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus added a haunting accompaniment, with the entire 56 minute piece sung in French.
Secondly in the Satyricon, there is Petronius's creation of the epic poetry and the poetic criticism of the old fraud Eumolpus
who offers a view and a sample (at some length) of Neronian poetry--the target here is Lucan--in a way still not understood.
10) Connors looks both at epic `parody' in the plot of the novel (`refashioning epic into fiction', 49), and at the verses recited within the text by Encolpius, Eumolpus
, and others.
The subsequent appearance of Eumolpus
in the picture gallery occasions a useful discussion of parallel scenes in the Aeneid and the Greek novel.
Just as Julian the poet is brought on as a poverty-stricken failure, so Eumolpus
is introduced as 'shabby in appearance so that it was quite obvious that he was poet of the kind rich men are accustomed to hate'.