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Tibullus Beyond Elegy: Poetic Interference Across Generic Boundaries digital
This paper argues for the need for further engagement with the poetry of Tibullus, particularly with respect to his use of a wide range of poetic genres in his Elegies, but also at a textual-critical level. Close readings of II 5 and I 1 reveal programmatic allusions to (inter alia) epic, pastoral, and philosophic discourses.
Hopeful Poetry: Tibullus’ Spes and Her Literary Lineage digital
This paper shows how Spes in Tibullus II 6 is a literary construct re-elaborating Greek models (Hesiod, Theognis) and how the allusion to these is intertwined with and signposted by co-occurring allusions to other authors (Theocritus, Apollonius). The result of such stratified intertextuality is Tibullus’s appropriation of disparate literary portrayals of ‘hope’ to the code of Roman love elegy.
Indossare la pelle di un vecchio amante. Tracce di Ovidio elegiaco nelle Metamorfosi di Apuleio digital
This article seeks to establish a theoretical basis for the study of the reception of Ovidian love elegy in Apuleius, by reviewing the history of the early reception of Augustan elegy and the studies on that history and specifically the reception of Ovid’s elegy in Roman novels, and develops upon that basis an intertextual connection between Apuleius’s Metamorphoses, Book 9, and an erotic episode from Ovid’s Fasti, Book 2...