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Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

Nora Goldschmidt and Barbara Graziosi


This book explores the ways in which the tombs of the ancient poets—real and imagined—are crucial sites for the reception of Greek and Latin poetry. The volume makes a distinctive contribution to the study of literary reception by focusing on the materiality of the body and the tomb, and the ways in which they mediate the relationship between classical poetry and its readers. From the tomb of the boy poet Quintus Sulpicius Maximus, which preserves his prize-winning poetry carved on the tombstone itself, to the modern votive offerings left at the so-called ‘Tomb of Virgil’, from the doomed tomb ... More

Keywords: Tombs, graves, epitaphs, classical reception, classical literature, material culture, sites of memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198826477
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198826477.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nora Goldschmidt, editor
Assistant Professor of Classics, Durham University

Barbara Graziosi, editor
Professor of Classics, Durham University

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