„The grave Stones o f contributors

"Nagrobki Fundatorom Laury" з книги Афанасія КальнафойскогоТЕРАТОУРГНМА LVBO CVDA (Київ 1638) як пам'ятка української релігійно-філософської поезії доби барокко
„The grave Stones o f contributors" of Lavra from the book TEPATOYPFFIMA LVBO CVDA (Kiev 1638) as a monument o f the Ukrainian baroque religious and philosophic poetry

Author(s): Irena Betko
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Ukrainian Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie

Summary/Abstract: The subject of this article is The grave stones of contributors o f Lavra (the author means the one in Kiev) which presents epitaphs as one of the characteristic genres of the European baroque literature. Being religiously artistic the baroque epitaph is deeply contextual to the art of the depicted period; it is bonded to the monumental forms of art in the form, and to the Christian ritual of burial - in the content. It is the specific ritualism of epitaph that becomes the source of connotative meanings. The analysis of The grave stones mirrors the whole spectrum of the Ukrainian baroque epitaph characteristics: multilingual versions (poets wrote them in Old Ukrainian as well as in Church Slavonic, ancient Greek, Latin, Old Polish and Old Russian); stylistic peculiarities (epic, lyric and drama); poetic structure. The latter which takes place in a number of texts in The grave stones can be defined as an „epitaph within an epitaph”. The author distinguishes some general patterns of the language of the Ukrainian baroque epitaph: a wide use of Evangelic and antique motifs, antique mythological onomastics, etc.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: IX
  • Page Range: 29-41
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Ukrainian