Latin Erotic Elegy (Paperback)

By Paul Miller Miller

Routledge, 9780415243728, 486pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2002



An anthology and reader of the Latin elegy, arguably the most influential genre for medieval and Renaissance love poems and sonnets. Selected works by Catullus, Tibullus, Sulpicia, Propertius and Ovid are presented in Latin followed by an extensive commentary and eight critical essays in which contributors discuss the imagery, poetics and themes of Roman elegy, as well as the role of women and violence.