While the mulier's invective characterizes the poet-speaker in the language of Roman love elegy, the terms here have not undergone the reclamation they will later in Tibullus
The love poetry is by Catullus, Propertius, and Tibullus
The first half of the sequence (up to canzone 10) narrates the lover's frustrations in a recall of themes, motifs, and dramatic situations from Ovid, Catullus, Tibullus
, and especially Propertius.
, Propertius and Ovid do not really comprise a good counterexample, for they have a special function as pseudonyms (cf.
seems to attribute bronze weapons to barbarian armies in a contemporary context: at nobis aerata, Lares, depellite telis (1.
Martial was thoroughly acquainted with the great poets of Rome's Golden Age: Catullus, Tibullus
, Sextus Propertius, Lucretius, Virgil, and Ovid, but his stress on the simple joys of life--eating, drinking, and conversing with friends--and his famous recipes for contentment and the happy life are chiefly reminiscent of Horace.
Jean and Guillaume are also made to take their place in a line of Latin elegiac poets stretching back to Tibullus
, Gallus, Catullus, and Ovid.
Ellis from Calcutta in December 1835 he wrote: ~during the last thirteen months then, I have read Aeschylus twice, Sophocles twice, Euripides once, Pindar twice, Callimachus, Apollonius Rhodius, Quintus Calaber, Theocritus twice, Herodotus, Thucydides, almost all Xenophon's works, almost all Plato, Aristotle's Politics, a good deal of his Organon, besides dipping elsewhere, the whole of Plutarch's Lives, about half of Lucian, two or three books of Athenaeus, Plautus twice, Terence twice, Lucretius twice, Catullus, Tibullus
, Propertius, Lucan, Statius, Silius Italicus, Livy, Velleius Paterculus, Sallust, Caesar, and lastly Cicero.
Ovid thus combats the parochial and exclusionary conventions of Propertius and Tibullus
who define the elegiac lover ostensibly as a peaceful man.
A Study of the Metrical Usages of Tibullus
, 1951, 112-13), che in questo caso e dovuto a motivi metrici.
Propertius reduced the literary theme of the paraclausithyron, which he received from Catullus, Horace and Tibullus
, to a contrast between the code of the lover and the Roman social code.
2] Even Ronsard's choice of verse form -- an imitation of the distichs Ovid employed in his elegy on the death of Tibullus
-- turns against lyric, flattening the crossed rhymes of a sonnet, ode, or chanson into ponderous couplets suggesting the heavy progress of a funeral train.