Book section icon

Book section

Hard verses and soft books: the materials of elegy

Abstract:

Beginning from the play with sepulchral epigram in Propertius 1 and 2, the paper explores the enormous variety of ways in which elegy presents itself as material (and immaterial) text. Writing can be done with stylus or pen and ink, a chisel or a knife, tears, charcoal or milk; and on bronze, marble, bark, wood, apples, papyrus, silk, wax, water, air, and human skin. The mixture of soft and hard matches the genre’s play on durus and mollis. The range of substances matches the uses of elegy, i...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (other)

Actions


Access Document


Files:
Publisher copy:
10.1163/9789004379435

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8959-9205

Contributors

Role:
Editor
Role:
Editor
Role:
Editor
Publisher:
Brill
Host title:
Materiality of Text: Placement, Perception, and Presence of Inscribed Texts in Classical Antiquity
Series:
Brill Studies in Greek and Roman Epigraphy
Volume:
II
Pages:
205-228
Place of publication:
Leiden
Publication date:
2018-10-22
DOI:
ISSN:
1876-2557
ISBN:
9004375503
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:708455
UUID:
uuid:66bb94a5-0e54-4dce-b5af-01e98da5bbae
Local pid:
pubs:708455
Source identifiers:
708455
Deposit date:
2017-07-18

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP