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Color armorum w literaturze rzymskiej
Color armorum in Roman literature

Author(s): Edyta Gryksa
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Military history, Ancient World, Other Language Literature, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Roman literature; color; metaphor; ancient weapon
Summary/Abstract: This article presents chosen passages from Roman literature, in which color epithets are collocated with nouns such as e.g.: gladius, flagellum, arcus or hasta. The aim of the text is to outline variety of the mentioned collocations as well as to describe their functions and explain interpretative problems with reference to historical and traditional context. The main emphasis is put on a conviction that color in literature let a reader construe (through senses) world and visions created by authors. It is possible to highlight personal characteristic thanks to vivid depictions and metaphors. Furthermore, color itself can lead into space of surprising solutions, noteworthy ideas and unusual descriptions, which have an impact of readers’ imagination.

  • Page Range: 39-48
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish