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The elegiac passion : jealousy in Roman love elegy, Ruth Rothaus Caston

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The elegiac passion : jealousy in Roman love elegy
Title
The elegiac passion
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jealousy in Roman love elegy
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Ruth Rothaus Caston
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eng
Summary
The passions were a topic of widespread interest in antiquity, as evidenced by the recent surge of interest and research in the emotions in Greek and Roman literature. Until now, however, there has been very little focus on love elegy or its relation to contemporary philosophical positions. Yet Roman love elegy depends crucially upon the passions: without love, anger, jealousy, pity, and fear, elegy could not exist at all. The Elegiac Passion provides the first investigation of the ancient representation of jealousy in its Roman context, as well as its significance for Roman love elegy itself. The poems of Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid are built upon the presumed existence of a love triangle involving poet, mistress, and rival: the very structure of elegy thus creates an ideal scenario for the arousal of jealousy. This study begins by examining the differences between the elegiac treatment of love and that of philosophy, whether Stoic or Epicurean. Ruth Caston uses the main chapters to address the depiction of jealousy in the love relationship and explores in detail the role of the senses, the role of readers - both those internal and external to the poems -, and the use of violence as a response to jealousy. Elegy provides a multi-faceted perspective on jealousy that gives us details and nuances of the experience of jealousy not found elsewhere in ancient literature. She argues that jealousy turns centrally on the question of fides. The fear of broken obligations and the consequent lack of trust are relevant not only to the love affair that forms the subject of these poems but to many other relationships represented in elegy as well. Overall, she demonstrates that jealousy is not merely the subject matter of elegy: it creates and structures elegy's various generic features. Jealousy thus provides a much more satisfying explanation for the specific character of Roman elegy than the various theories about its origins that have typically been put forward. -- Publisher's website
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Caston, Ruth Rothaus
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index present
LC call number
PA6059.E6
LC item number
C37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Emotions of the past.
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  • Elegiac poetry, Latin
  • Jealousy in literature
  • Latein
  • Liebeselegie
  • Eifersucht
  • Elegiac poetry, Latin
  • Jealousy in literature
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The elegiac passion : jealousy in Roman love elegy, Ruth Rothaus Caston
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-172) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Rival authorities: elegy and philosophy on love -- The nature of jealousy -- The triggers of jealousy: suspicions and evidence -- Responses to jealousy: violence and restraint -- The lover as poet: trust and distrust of poets -- What jealousy is about: threats to fides
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 176 pages
Isbn
9780199925902
Lccn
2011048703
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
40021272524
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  • (OCoLC)765881638
  • (OCoLC)ocn765881638
Label
The elegiac passion : jealousy in Roman love elegy, Ruth Rothaus Caston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rival authorities: elegy and philosophy on love -- The nature of jealousy -- The triggers of jealousy: suspicions and evidence -- Responses to jealousy: violence and restraint -- The lover as poet: trust and distrust of poets -- What jealousy is about: threats to fides
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 176 pages
Isbn
9780199925902
Lccn
2011048703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021272524
System control number
  • (OCoLC)765881638
  • (OCoLC)ocn765881638

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