32. Teaching Ovid's Love Elegy

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. Barbara Weiden Boyd

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch32

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Boyd, B. W. (2012) Teaching Ovid's Love Elegy, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch32

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. Bowdoin College, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330373

Online ISBN: 9781118241165



  • teaching Ovid's love elegy;
  • “teaching Ovid”;
  • “teacher of love”;
  • Ovid's love elegy;
  • Ovidian elegy in the classroom;
  • Ovid's poetry, adaptability to a range of courses;
  • gender roles in Roman culture;
  • cultural and political contexts;
  • “The mystery of Ovid's exile”;
  • genre and Intertextuality


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ovid in the Classroom: A Brief History and Description of the Status Quo

  • Ovid in the Classroom: Themes and Models

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography