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Propertius, Greek myth, and Virgil : rivalry, allegory, and polemic

Author: Peter Heslin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This strikingly innovative account of Propertius' relationship with Virgil paints a remarkable picture of poetic rivals. Examination of their use of Greek mythology uncovers sustained polemics  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Heslin, Peter.
Propertius, Greek myth, and Virgil.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)988169202
Named Person: Sextus Propertius; Virgil.; Sextus Propertius; Virgil.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Heslin
ISBN: 0199541574 9780199541577
OCLC Number: 1043128918
Description: xii, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Lover's Mockumentary --
Searching for Gallus --
Patronage and Politics --
Umbrian Callimachus --
Text of Propertius --
Aphrodite's Underwear (2.2) --
Horace, For Example (Carm. 1.8) --
Deviant Exemplarity (2.22a) --
2. Programmatics --
Of Apples and Arcadia (1.1) --
Myth and Ornament (1.2) --
Objectifying Gaze (1.3) --
3. Myth and Genre --
Against Iambic (1.4) --
Antigone and Elegy (1.7) --
Amphion vs Orpheus (1.9) --
Medea and the Mayfly (1.12) --
Love and Money (1.14) --
Hysterical Heroines(1.15) --
Nasty Nereids (1.17) --
Love and Death (1.19) --
Real Gallus (1.13) --
4. Against Pastoral --
Tender Feet (1.8) --
Et in Arcadia Echo (1.18) --
Settling for Second Best (2.4) --
Hylas Descending (1.20) --
Virgil's Orpheus --
5. Return of Orpheus --
Herdsman, Ploughman, Soldier, Sailor (2.1) --
Eurydice Recovered (2.7) --
Missed Connections, Lost Property (2.10) --
Orpheus and Adonis (2.13) --
Resurrection of Orpheus (2.27) --
Muse's Child (2.30) --
Various Poets (2.34) --
Resurrection of Adonis --
6. Ennius Redivivus --
Troy or Rome? (3.1) --
Polyphemus Paradox (3.2) --
Nightmare on Helicon (3.3) --
Hypocritical Epicurean (3.5) --
Poet and Patron (3.9) --
7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Peter J. Heslin.

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