Latin Love Elegy

 

Never before had a culture produced the kind of poetry seen in the early 1st century AD.  Love Elegy was a new genre written by professional poets who were ‘militia amoris’ – fighting in love’s army.  Love Elegy contains poems which explore the ecstasy of the agony of being in love with a woman of the ‘demi-monde’.  Love elegists including Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid form the main focus of this seminar together with a look at the culture within which they produced this extraordinary style of writing.  Participants will receive a list of the poems to be covered in advance of the seminar so that they can familiarise themselves with the texts.


Latin Love Elegy
Never before had a culture produced the kind of poetry seen in the early 1st century AD. Love Elegy was a new genre written by professional poets who were ‘militia amoris’ – fighting in love’s army. Love Elegy contains poems which explore the ecstasy of the agony of being in love with a woman of the ‘demi-monde’. Please note that unlike other seminars, this presentation of Latin Love Elegy is on a Tuesday.
Price: £25.00
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