28. Love Elegies of Late Antiquity

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. James Uden

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch28

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Uden, J. (2012) Love Elegies of Late Antiquity, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch28

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330373

Online ISBN: 9781118241165



  • love elegies of Late Antiquity;
  • Augustan elegists;
  • poetic memory, in the meter itself;
  • memory of Augustan elegy, late antique period;
  • Ovid's readership, never waning;
  • tropes of reception;
  • role-play, response, reversal;
  • Roman love elegy;
  • Christian rhetoric of paradox;
  • Ovid's elegiac Amator


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Tropes of Reception: Role-Play, Response, Reversal

  • Roman Love Elegy and the Christian Rhetoric of Paradox

  • Barbarian Invasions and the New Militia Amoris

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography