1. Calling out the Greeks: Dynamics of the Elegiac Canon

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. Joseph Farrell

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch1

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Farrell, J. (2012) Calling out the Greeks: Dynamics of the Elegiac Canon, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330373

Online ISBN: 9781118241165

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Keywords:

  • text and Roman erotic elegists;
  • calling out the Greeks, dynamics of the elegiac canon;
  • Quintilian's Roman canon;
  • Romans, iambus never as a proper genre;
  • elegy, only Greek genre, marginalizing treatment;
  • proto-canon of Hermesianax;
  • Callimachus, style and genre;
  • canonical Greek elegy, and canonical Roman elegy;
  • genre of Roman elegy, from two perspectives

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Proto-canon of Hermesianax and Its Influence

  • Callimachus: Style and Genre

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography