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Virgil’s 'Georgics' and the dating of Propertius’ first book.

Heslin, Peter (2010) 'Virgil’s 'Georgics' and the dating of Propertius’ first book.', Journal of Roman studies., 100 . pp. 54-68.

Abstract

This article re-examines a passage in the first book of Propertius which has generally been interpreted as establishing that the collection was published after Actium. In fact, these lines do not necessarily allude to Antony's defeat, but fit even better with the situation in the years leading up to the battle. Once that has been established, the balance of evidence supports a considerably earlier date for Propertius’ first book. This prompts a re-evaluation of the direction of influence between it and Virgil's Georgics. Contrary to traditional assumptions, Virgil can be seen to have reacted strongly to the elegist's brilliant debut.

Item Type:Article
Full text:PDF - Published Version (103Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0075435810000055
Publisher statement:© Copyright Cambridge University Press 2010. This paper has been published by Cambridge University Press in "Journal of Roman studies" (100 (2010) 54-68) http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=JRS
Record Created:12 Sep 2012 10:35
Last Modified:13 Sep 2012 14:49

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