25. Narratology in Roman Elegy

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. Genevieve Liveley

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch25

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Liveley, G. (2012) Narratology in Roman Elegy, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch25

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Bristol, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330373

Online ISBN: 9781118241165



  • Roman elegy and narratology;
  • Roman love elegy;
  • forms of story, configured;
  • poems of elegiac corpus;
  • Sulpicia poems;
  • narrative, and problem solving;
  • “action” and “event” the sine qua non of narrativity;
  • narrative, and interpersonal relations;
  • narrative, and human experience;
  • temporality of existence


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Beginning

  • Telling Stories in Roman Love Elegy

  • Narrative is about Problem Solving

  • Narrative is about Conflict

  • Narrative is about Interpersonal Relations

  • Narrative is about Human Experience

  • Narrative is about the Temporality of Existence

  • Narrating Sulpicia's Joys

  • Ending

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography