22. Gender and Elegy

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. Ellen Greene

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch22

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Greene, E. (2012) Gender and Elegy, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch22

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Oklahoma, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330373

Online ISBN: 9781118241165



  • gender and elegy;
  • legal, social regulations on women;
  • Roman elegists;
  • women elevated to an exalted stature;
  • male desires, and the elegiac mistress;
  • poem, in mediis rebus;
  • Ovid, Amores, violence and voyeurism;
  • women, and trafficking;
  • victimization of female lovers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Male Desire and the Elegiac Mistress

  • Trafficking in Women

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography