Consequences of allegory: a case study of Vizyenos’ Platonic imagery1
Author: Kalligas, Pavlos
Source: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Volume 35, Number 2, September 2011 , pp. 198-211(14)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
An analysis of Georgios Vizyenos’ story ‘The Consequences of the Old Story’ reveals considerable influences from the work of Plato, especially from the Phaedrus. These pertain both to some basic motifs governing its plot and to some structural aspects of the work. The central theme of the three types of madness (erotic, divinatory and poetic) pervades both works, but there are also questions concerning the characteristics of writing and the role of authorial presence (and absence), which seem to establish a significant relation between them.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: University of Athens
Publication date: 2011-09-01