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Propertius, Greek myth, and Virgil : rivalry, allegory, and polemic, Peter J. Heslin

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Propertius, Greek myth, and Virgil : rivalry, allegory, and polemic
Title
Propertius, Greek myth, and Virgil
Title remainder
rivalry, allegory, and polemic
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Heslin
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume offers a strikingly innovative account of Propertius' relationship with Virgil, positing a keen rivalry between two of the greatest poets of Latin literature, contemporaries within the circle of Maecenas. It begins by examining all of the references to Greek mythology in Propertius' first book; these passages emerge as strongly intertextual in nature, providing a way for the poet to situate himself with respect to his predecessors, both Greek and Roman. More specifically, myth is also the medium of a sustained polemic with Virgil's Eclogues, published only a few years earlier. Virgil's response can be traced in the Georgics, and subsequently, in his second and third books, Propertius continued to use mythology and its relationship to contemporary events as a vehicle for literary polemic. This volume argues that their competition can be seen as exemplifying a revised model for how the poets within Maecenas' circle interacted and engaged with each other's work - a model based on rivalry rather than ideological adhesion or subversion - while also painting a revealing picture of how Virgil was viewed by a contemporary in the days before his death had canonized his work as an instant classic. In particular, its novel interpretation offers us a new understanding of Propertius, one of the foundational figures in Western love poetry, and how his frequent references to other poets, especially Gallus and Ennius, take on new meanings when interpreted as responses to Virgil's changing career
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Also available in electronic format.
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YDX
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Heslin, Peter
Dewey number
874/.0109
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6646
LC item number
.H47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Propertius, Sextus
  • Virgil
  • Mythology, Greek, in literature
  • Latin poetry
  • Propertius, Sextus
  • Virgil
  • Latin poetry
  • Mythology, Greek, in literature
Label
Propertius, Greek myth, and Virgil : rivalry, allegory, and polemic, Peter J. Heslin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-292) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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)
  • 1.
  • 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)
  • Lover's Mockumentary
  • 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)
  • Searching for Gallus
  • 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)
  • Patronage and Politics
  • Poet and Patron (3.9)
  • 7.
  • Conclusion
  • Umbrian Callimachus
  • Text of Propertius
  • Aphrodite's Underwear (2.2)
  • Horace, For Example (Carm. 1.8)
Control code
1043128918
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780199541577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043128918
Label
Propertius, Greek myth, and Virgil : rivalry, allegory, and polemic, Peter J. Heslin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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)
  • 1.
  • 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)
  • Lover's Mockumentary
  • 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)
  • Searching for Gallus
  • 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)
  • Patronage and Politics
  • Poet and Patron (3.9)
  • 7.
  • Conclusion
  • Umbrian Callimachus
  • Text of Propertius
  • Aphrodite's Underwear (2.2)
  • Horace, For Example (Carm. 1.8)
Control code
1043128918
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780199541577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043128918

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