20. Elegy, Art and the Viewer

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. Hérica Valladares

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch20

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Valladares, H. (2012) Elegy, Art and the Viewer, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch20

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. Johns Hopkins University, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330373

Online ISBN: 9781118241165



  • elegy, art and the viewer;
  • elegy, visual medium;
  • visual quality of Latin love elegy;
  • elegy and the Cubiculum;
  • Latin elegy, cubiculum as hub of eroticism;
  • Tibullus 1.2, and the lovers' bed;
  • painted lovers;
  • elegy, mode of viewing;
  • elegy beyond Augustan Rome;
  • sensual domesticity, in Latin elegy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Eyes Wide Shut: Elegy as a Visual Medium

  • From Bed to Verse: Elegy and the Cubiculum

  • Painted Lovers: Elegy as a Mode of Viewing

  • Written in Stone: Elegy Beyond Augustan Rome

  • Conclusions

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography