Gendering Time in Augustan Love Elegy

Author(s): 
Gardner, Hunter H.
ISBN: 
9780199652396
Date published: 
January 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Gardner looks at the gendered language of time applied to men and women in Latin love elegy. Focusing on the poetry of Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid, she uses Kristeva's theory of 'women's time' to explain the cyclicality, repetition, and eternity attributed to the elegiac beloved, often identified as a courtesan- puella (girl).