Fábula de Polifemo y Galatea
|Landscape with Polyphemus, by Nicolas Poussin (ca. 1645), Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia|
| This version of the poem
Fábula de Polifemo y Galatea, by Luis de Góngora, features
sound and calligraphy for each of the 63 stanzas. All the files were created
by Eric Vogt. In addition to being a
Golden Age specialist, Prof. Vogt is a master calligrapher, and the
graphic files are an example of his craft; they average about 150
|Brief message from Dr. Vogt|
The calligraphic text of the poem basically
constitutes a new edition, especially as regards punctuation, which was sporadic
and inconsistent in Golden Age writings. Various editions have been consulted,
but Prof. Vogt has used his own critical judgement in producing the calligraphic
Notes prepared by Prof. Vogt with help from Prof. Jehle on rhetorical and other aspects of the poems are being added. to the stanzas. These represent a distillation of our own knowledge with that of other sources, for example the Oxford Companion to Classical Literature.
Landscape with Polyphemus (larger
version of the picture shown above).
Raphael's The Nymph Galatea, from the WebMusem at the University of North Carolina.
Suggestions to professors and students interested in using Luis de Góngora's La fábula de Polifemo y Galatea as a learning tool for language, literature, classical culture, art history, and more.
Ovid's Metamorphoses, in Latin, from the Loeb Classical Library Vol. 43, Book XIII, with the story of Polyphemus (the Cyclops) and Galatea. Used with permission of the Harvard University Press.
Ovid's Metamorphoses, from MIT. This is the English version by John Dryden et al. under the direction of Sir Samuel Garth. Book XIII, the last, contains the story of Polyphemus and Galatea.
The Association for Hispanic Classical Theatre offers a section on the rules of scansion under tools for those teaching the comedia in addition to the texts of numerous plays of the Spanish Golden Age.
Prof. Juan Carlos M. Coll offers several works by Góngora as part of his page on Poesía y poetas andaluces.
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