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Gendering Time in Augustan Love Elegy

Hunter H. Gardner


This project examines how and why time is gendered in Latin love elegy, so that it appears to affect men and women differently. Drawing on recent efforts to situate the elegies of Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid in their social and political milieu, the book considers the genre’s brief flowering during the Augustan Principate. Part one argues that imperatives of the new regime, encouraging a younger generation of loyalists to participate in the machinery of government, put temporal pressures on the elite male that shape the amator’s (or “poet-lover’s”) resistance to entering a course of civil ... More

Keywords: gender, time, Kristeva, latin love elegy, augustus (or Augustan Principate), chora, women’s time, propertius, tibullus, Ovid

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199652396
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652396.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hunter H. Gardner, author
Assistant Professor of Classics, University of South Carolina

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