Abstract

ABSTRACT:

In his epicedion on the death of Tibullus, Amor. 3.9, Ovid engages in a dialogue not only with the obvious model of Tibullan poetry, but also with Propertius. He chooses Prop. 2.13b, which contains a foreshadowing of Propertius’ death and burial in the broadest terms. In this way Ovid reflects on important themes like death, burial, the underworld and literary glory, assuming a different point of view from those of his elegiac predecessors. Of great importance in this poetic dialogue is the figure of Venus, whom Ovid presents in a very different way from Tibullus and Propertius. In this perspective Amor. 3.9 amounts to a reconsideration by Ovid of pivotal topics in the tradition of Latin love elegy.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2227-538X
Print ISSN
0065-1141
Pages
pp. 36-52
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-02
Open Access
No
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