19. “Patronage and the Elegists: Social Reality or Literary Construction?”

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. Barbara K. Gold

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch19

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Gold, B. K. (2012) “Patronage and the Elegists: Social Reality or Literary Construction?”, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch19

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. Hamilton College, 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:

  • patronage and the elegists, social reality;
  • patronage, major role in the workings of the Roman republic;
  • patronage, central to ancient culture;
  • patronage, socio-political or literary institution;
  • the early Empire, personal patronage;
  • language of patronage;
  • Beneficia and official, gift exchanges;
  • Roman elegiac poetry;
  • patronage in the Roman elegists

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Terminology, Definitions, Semantics, and Socio-Cultural Considerations

  • Beneficia and officia: gift exchanges

  • Patronage in the Roman Elegists: Tibullus and Propertius

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography