8. Roman Love Elegy and the Eros of Empire

  1. Barbara K. Gold
  1. P. Lowell Bowditch

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch8

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

How to Cite

Bowditch, P. L. (2012) Roman Love Elegy and the Eros of Empire, in A Companion to Roman Love Elegy (ed B. K. Gold), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241165.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Hamilton College, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Oregon, 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:

  • Roman love elegy, eros of empire;
  • canonical elegiac corpus;
  • Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid;
  • visions of empire, Augustan principate;
  • elegiac luxury;
  • characterization of the East, language of elegiac decadence;
  • Roman triumph, and love elegy;
  • elegy, inviting its audience, and “the idea of empire”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Visions of Empire: patrons, travel, and foreign conquest

  • Elegiac Luxury

  • Elegy and the Roman Triumph

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography