2. Catullus the Roman Love Elegist?

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. David Wray

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch2

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Wray, D. (2012) Catullus the Roman Love Elegist?, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Chicago, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330373

Online ISBN: 9781118241165



  • Catullus the Roman love elegist;
  • Roman love elegy, a genre initiated by Gallus;
  • Catullan emotions;
  • Latin poetry, restlessly experimental variety;
  • elegiac verse texts, of Catullus and Propertius;
  • Catullus' Poem 93;
  • Roman love elegy, genre in speaker's subject position;
  • obsessive recursion to love, elegy's burden and theme;
  • Roman love elegists


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography