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Reception of Elegy in Augustan and Post-Augustan Poetry


Davis, PJ, Reception of Elegy in Augustan and Post-Augustan Poetry, A Companion to Roman Love Elegy, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, BK Gold (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 574. ISBN 9781444330373 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/9781118241165.ch27


Love elegy is the characteristic poetic production of the first thirty years of Augustan rule, for while that period produced one outstanding epicist and one exceptional lyric poet, it produced no fewer than four love elegists: Gallus, Propertius, Tibullus and Ovid. And yet it would be possible to read the next hundred years of Roman literary history primarily as the story of the reception of Virgil's Aeneid pre-eminance, engagement with all four elegists is an important aspect of Augustan and post-Augustan literature. I propose to concentrate on just five authors: Virgil, Horace, Seneca, Valerius Flaccus and Statius.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Augustan rule, poetry, epicist, love elegy, Roman literary
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:History and philosophy of specific fields
Research Field:History of philosophy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Davis, PJ (Professor Peter Davis)
ID Code:120521
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-08-28
Last Modified:2017-12-14

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