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Eros at Dusk: Ancient Wedding and Love Poetry

Katherine Wasdin


This book analyzes the relationship between wedding poetry and love poetry in the ancient world. By treating both Greek and Latin texts, it offers an innovative and wide-ranging discussion of the poetic representation of social occasions. The discourses associated with weddings and love affairs both foreground ideas of persuasion and praise even though they differ dramatically in their participants and their outcomes. Furthermore, these texts make it clear that the brief, idealized, and eroticized moment of the wedding stands in contrast to the long-lasting and harmonious agreement of the marr ... More

Keywords: ancient wedding, wedding poetry, love poetry, genre, Greek Poetry, Latin Poetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190869090
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190869090.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine Wasdin, author
Assistant Professor, George Washington University