24. Intertextuality in Roman Elegy

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. Donncha O'Rourke

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch24

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

O'Rourke, D. (2012) Intertextuality in Roman Elegy, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch24

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330373

Online ISBN: 9781118241165



  • intertextuality in Roman elegy;
  • ancient and modern intertextual readers;
  • generic ascent;
  • Ovid, progressing from the Amores to the Ars;
  • elegists' control over Virgilian oeuvre;
  • Virgilian epic;
  • elegy and pastoral;
  • elegy and didactic;
  • erotodidactic couplets;
  • elegy and martial epic


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ancient and Modern Intertextual Readers

  • Generic Ascent

  • Elegy and Pastoral

  • Elegy and Didactic

  • Elegy and Martial Epic

  • The Anxiety of Influence

  • Poetic Immortality

  • Afterword: Conversing Verses

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography