Drei sapphische Hymnen: ein anonymes Carmen Saphicum de sancto Georgio und Piccolominis De passione und De nativitate domini
Schlagworte:Sapphic strophe, classical poetry, medio-latin poetry, neo-latin poetry, legend of St. George, passion of Christ, birth of the Redeemer
Ekkehart Syska: Three Sapphic Hymns: an anonymous Carmen Saphicum de sancto Georgio and Piccolomini’s De passione and De nativitate Domini
This essay deals with three poems in Sapphic verse: the anonymous Carmen Saphicum de sancto Georgio Martyre (St. Gall, VadSlg Ms. 455, fol. 105v a/b), the first edition of which is to be presented here, and the two authentic Sapphic poems by Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Hymnus de passione (LXXII Cugnoni / 96 Van Heck) and De nativitate domini (LXIX Cugnoni / 93 Van Heck). After analysing these poems from a metrical, lexical and formal point of view, the question of whether Enea Silvio Piccolomini could also be the author of the former poem will also be addressed.