La metatesi nel De Thucydide di Dionigi di Alicarnasso: esempi di riscrittura
Parole chiave:Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Ancient literary criticism, Metathesis
This paper examines the method of metathesis in Dionysius’ De Thucydide. Metathesis is an instrument of ancient literary criticism of rewriting texts. After a brief information on the author and his cultural project and a description of the work the paper analizes concrete examples of rewriting, with attention to the introduction formulas. The role of metathesis in the critical analysis of De Thucydide is highlighted, with notes on metathesis as an exegetical-educational instrument known to literary criticism long before Dionysius. The rewriting of passages from Thucydides aims to illustrate how to avoid obscure language, which for Dionysius is often close to soloikismos.