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The Grotesque in Roman Love Elegy


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Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1. Premises and Expectations of the Elegiac Grotesque; 2. Context and Prehistory of the Elegiac Grotesque; 3. Cynthia and the Grotesque Ethos; 4. The Ovidian Unmasking of the Elegiac Grotesque; 5. Revolting and Refined: The Aesthetic Function of Acanthis; 6. Grotesque Hermeneutics of the Lena in Tibullus and Ovid; 7. The Rival: A Vir Foedus; 8. Pasiphae and the Allurement of the Grotesque; 9. Ovid's Remedia and the Waning of the Elegiac Grotesque; List of References

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A pioneering study of the aesthetic function of grotesque imagery in Roman love elegy.

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MARIAPIA PIETROPAOLO is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at McMaster University.

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