Poetic Genres—The Cento: Theory
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A cento is a text that is wholly composed of passages taken from other (often canonical) texts to form a new, continuous message. Some centos will explic…

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Deneire, Tom, “Poetic Genres—The Cento: Theory”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 30 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004271296_enlo_B9789004271029_0106>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721



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