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Conclusion

Ruth Rothaus Caston

in The Elegiac Passion

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199925902
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980475 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925902.003.0007

Series: Emotions of the Past

Conclusion

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The conclusion suggests that many of the features characteristic of jealousy are actually responsible for some of the more distinctive elements of Roman elegy itself. Jealousy is not merely the subject matter of elegy: it creates and structures elegy’s various generic features. Jealousy thus provides a much more satisfying explanation for the specific character of Roman elegy than the various theories about its origins that have typically been put forward.

Keywords: jealousy; generic; elegy; origins

Chapter.  1791 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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