Subjecting Verses: Latin Love Elegy and the Emergence of the Real

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The elegy flared into existence, commanded the cultural stage for several decades, then went extinct. This book accounts for the swift rise and sudden decline of a genre whose life span was incredibly brief relative to its impact. Examining every major poet from Catullus to Ovid, Subjecting Verses presents the first comprehensive history of Latin erotic elegy since Georg Luck's. Paul Allen Miller harmoniously weds close readings of the poetry with insights from theoreticians as diverse as Jameson, Foucault, Lacan, and ...

Subjecting Verses: Latin Love Elegy and the Emergence of the Real 2003, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691096742

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