4. Tibullus

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. Paul Allen Miller

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch4

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Miller, P. A. (2012) Tibullus, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. University of South Carolina, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330373

Online ISBN: 9781118241165



  • Tibullus;
  • Tibullus, of his genre in antiquity;
  • Tibullus, chief exemplar of the genre;
  • Tibullus's poems, of contradictory themes;
  • familiar values, in the desires articulated by the poem;
  • incongruities, multiplying through the poem;
  • poem in medias res;
  • Tibullus's world, turned upside down;
  • Tibullus's challenge, of the very notion of a poem


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview of Life and Works

  • Poem 1.1

  • Poem 1.2

  • Poem 2.3

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography