7. Elegy and the Monuments

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. Tara S. Welch

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch7

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Welch, T. S. (2012) Elegy and the Monuments, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Kansas, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330373

Online ISBN: 9781118241165



  • historical and material context;
  • elegy and the monuments;
  • imaginary world of elegy, with that of bucolic;
  • Roman elegy, playful, being no game;
  • elegy's engagement, with monuments;
  • sanctuary of the Bona Dea;
  • Livian entry into the Bona Dea's symbolic cachet, in Rome;
  • revision of Amores, from five books into three


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The License of Restrictive Places: Tibullus and Ovid at the Bona Dea's Sanctuary

  • Here we go again: The Circus in Ovid Amores 3.2 and Ars 1

  • Propertius Looking at Palatine Apollo Looking at Propertius

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography