At the culmination of his poetic career propertius found in the focus on roman aetiology a means of expression that allowed him simultaneously both to expand the thematic and ideological range of his elegy by engaging themes of significance to augustan rome and also to revisit and reevaluate the origins and aims of his own earlier love elegy. Chapter 4 appeared as redressing elegys puella propertius iv and the rhetoric of fashion journal of roman studies 84 1994 41 63 finally my deepest and most heartfelt thanks go to my husband james kennelly who continued to read and discuss drafts to the very end and whose. Roman propertius and the reinvention of elegy david sider and william s anderson book that he broke away from the limits of love elegy and reinvented the genre by combining with it aetiology on roman themes this was a daring move that cost propertius considerable effort and no doubt much satisfaction and he boldly exposed to his . Roman propertius and the reinvention of elegy presents an arresting new interpretation of the intricate and complex poetry of propertius final collection jeri blair debrohun illuminates the manner in which the poet reinvents and revitalizes his elegy in book 4 by broadening its lyrical promise and ideological horizons. Get this from a library roman propertius and the reinvention of elegy jeri blair debrohun this book will be of interest not only to scholars and students of greek and roman poetry but also to students of later poetic traditions who are concerned with the question of genre as well as
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