Inter Tibullos: Name-Checking Tibullus in Renaissance Latin Poetry - L.B.T. Houghton - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Aevum Antiquum Vita e Pensiero

Inter Tibullos: Name-Checking Tibullus in Renaissance Latin Poetry

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Articolo
rivista AEVUM ANTIQUUM
fascicolo AEVUM ANTIQUUM - 2021 - 21
titolo Inter Tibullos: Name-Checking Tibullus in Renaissance Latin Poetry
Inter Tibullos: Name-Checking Tibullus in Renaissance Latin Poetry
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Editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 07-2022
doi 10.26350/020747_000081
issn 1121-8932 (stampa) | 1827-7861 (digitale)
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Twentieth-century neglect of Tibullus is offset by the prominent position accorded to the elegist in earlier literary catalogues of elegiac, amatory and other poets. Latin authors of the  Renaissance are enthusiastic in their praise of Tibullus, often employing terminology borrowed from or modelled on expressions in ancient literary criticism, and engagement with  Tibullus’ own texts can likewise be used to convey appreciation of the poet’s literary stature. For elegists and literary commentators of the early modern period, Tibullus is a recurring  fixture in lists of literary predecessors, and his name can even be deployed to represent the elegiac genre as a whole, suggesting that for writers of this period Tibullus played a  crucial part in defining the character of Latin elegy and shaping attitudes towards this poetic form.

keywords

Tibullus, elegy, Renaissance Latin poetry, neo-Latin, allusion

Biografia dell'autore

Royal Holloway, University of London. Email: luke.houghton@rhul.ac.uk