26. The Gaze and the Elegiac Imaginary

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. David Fredrick

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch26

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Fredrick, D. (2012) The Gaze and the Elegiac Imaginary, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch26

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Arkansas, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330373

Online ISBN: 9781118241165

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Keywords:

  • the gaze, and the elegiac imaginary;
  • the puella, desirable qualities;
  • puella, as a visual object;
  • theme of visual fascination;
  • Propertius' Monobiblos;
  • elegiac imaginary;
  • Ovid, and sexual violence in elegy;
  • elegiac puella, antithesis of Augustan imagery

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “Cynthia first took me with her eyes …”

  • The Elegiac Imaginary

  • Reading the World Away

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography