Propertius, Greek Myth, and Virgil

Propertius, Greek Myth, and Virgil

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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)


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Publisher: OUP Oxford (July 12, 2018)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 319 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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