A Companion to Roman Love Elegy
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Band 175 1. Aufl.
A Companion to Roman Love Elegy is the first comprehensive work dedicated solely to the study of love elegy. The genre is explored through 33 original essays thatoffer new and innovative approaches to specific elegists and the discipline as a whole. Contributors represent a range of established names and younger scholars, all of whom are respected experts in their fields Contains original, never before published essays, which are both accessible to a wide audience and offer a new approach to the love elegists and their work Includes 33 essays on the Roman elegists Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, Sulpicia, and Ovid, as well as their Greek and Roman predecessors and later writers who were influenced by their work Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in Roman elegy from scholars who have used a variety of critical approaches to open up new avenues of understanding
List of Figures viii Reference Works: Abbreviations x Notes on Contributors xi Preface xvi Introduction 1 Barbara K. Gold PART I The Text and Roman Erotic Elegists 9 1. Calling out the Greeks: Dynamics of the Elegiac Canon 11 Joseph Farrell 2. Catullus the Roman Love Elegist? 25 David Wray 3. Propertius 39 W. R. Johnson 4. Tibullus 53 Paul Allen Miller 5. Ovid 70 Alison R. Sharrock 6. Corpus Tibullianum, Book 3 86 Mathilde Skoie PART II Historical and Material Context 101 7. Elegy and the Monuments 103 Tara S. Welch 8. Roman Love Elegy and the Eros of Empire 119 P. Lowell Bowditch 9. Rome’s Elegiac Cartography: The View from the Via Sacra 134 Eleanor Winsor Leach PART III Influences 153 10. Callimachus and Roman Elegy 155 Richard Hunter 11. Gallus: The First Roman Love Elegist 172 Roy K. Gibson PART IV Stylistics and Discourse 187 12. Love’s Tropes and Figures 189 Duncan F. Kennedy 13. Elegiac Meter: Opposites Attract 204 Llewelyn Morgan 14. The Elegiac Book: Patterns and Problems 219 S. J. Heyworth 15. Translating Roman Elegy 234 Vincent Katz PART V Aspects of Production 251 16. Elegy and New Comedy 253 Sharon L. James 17. Authorial Identity in Latin Love Elegy: Literary Fictions and Erotic Failings 269 Judith P. Hallett 18. The Domina in Roman Elegy 285 Alison Keith 19. “Patronage and the Elegists: Social Reality or Literary Construction?” 303 Barbara K. Gold 20. Elegy, Art and the Viewer 318 Hérica Valladares 21. Performing Sex, Gender and Power in Roman Elegy 339 Mary-Kay Gamel 22. Gender and Elegy 357 Ellen Greene PART VI Approaches 373 23. Lacanian Psychoanalytic Theory and Roman Love Elegy 375 Micaela Janan 24. Intertextuality in Roman Elegy 390 Donncha O’Rourke 25. Narratology in Roman Elegy 410 Genevieve Liveley 26. The Gaze and the Elegiac Imaginary 426 David Fredrick PART VII Late Antique Elegy and Reception 441 27. Reception of Elegy in Augustan and Post-Augustan Poetry 443 P. J. Davis 28. Love Elegies of Late Antiquity 459 James Uden 29. Renaissance Latin Elegy 476 Holt N. Parker 30. Modernist Reception 491 Dan Hooley PART VIII Pedagogy 509 31. Teaching Roman Love Elegy 511 Ronnie Ancona 32. Teaching Ovid’s Love Elegy 526 Barbara Weiden Boyd 33. Teaching Rape in Roman Elegy 541 Part I: Genevieve Liveley 33. Teaching Rape in Roman Love Elegy 549 Part II: Sharon L. James General Index 558 Index Locorum 574
“Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty.” (Choice, 1 October 2012)
Barbara K. Gold is Edward North Professor of Classics at Hamilton College. She is the editor of Literary and Artistic Patronage in Ancient Rome (1982), author of Literary Patronage in Greece and Rome (1987), co-editor of Sex and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Texts: The Latin Tradition (1997), co-editor of Roman Dining: A Special Issue of American Journal of Philology (2005), and author of Perpetua: A Martyr’s Tale (2012). She has published widely on satire, lyric and elegy, feminist theory and late antiquity.
The genre of Roman elegy had a lifespan of just 50 years, but its influence on literature, art, and ways of conceptualizing and representing love has been profound. A Companion to Roman Love Elegy, edited by Barbara Gold, an eminent figure in the discipline, is the first comprehensive work dedicated solely to the study of love elegy. The text explores the genre through 33 essays on Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, Sulpicia, and Ovid, their Greek and Roman predecessors and later writers influenced by their work. The approaches of these essays vary broadly--some articles focus on specific writers or texts, others centre on the historical and material context, Greek and Roman influences on the elegists, style, meter, translation, aspects of production, and differing critical perspectives. Original essays from respected experts look back to earlier works on Roman elegy and offer a retrospective view of the state of the discipline, whilst also developing new approaches in the field. Taken as a whole, the volume reveals the new layers of meaning currently being exposed in Roman elegy and its influence on a wide range of academic disciplines.
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