14. The Elegiac Book: Patterns and Problems

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. S. J. Heyworth

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch14

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Heyworth, S. J. (2012) The Elegiac Book: Patterns and Problems, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. Wadham College, UK

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:

  • the elegiac book, patterns and problems;
  • Hellenistic heritage, of the Latin poets;
  • knowledge of ancient texts, and chains of transmission;
  • Gallus, Tibullus and Ovid's Amores;
  • oddities and aesthetics;
  • Ponticus poems, developing narratives;
  • Ovid, intimate of Propertius;
  • segmentation, ordering of Latin elegy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Transmission, Poem Division, Numeration

  • Gallus, Tibullus and Ovid's Amores: Oddities and Aesthetics

  • Propertius: Patterns, Problems, Programmes

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography