Constructing Authors and Readers in the Appendices Vergiliana, Tibulliana, and Ouidiana

ISBN : 9780198864417

Tristan E. Franklinos; Laurel Fulkerson
336 ページ
156 x 234 mm

The Augustan period in Rome was a golden age for poetry, and also the age in which the cult of the author began in the west. By examining some early poetic understandings of what it might have meant to be Vergil, Ovid, and Tibullus, Constructing Authors and Readers in the Appendices Vergiliana, Tibulliana, and Ouidiana explores what those authors meant to near-contemporaries, and what the construction of authorship they were a part of meant to the later western tradition. Constructing Authors and Readers in the Appendices Vergiliana, Tibulliana, and Ouidiana takes its starting point from the Appendices attached to three major Augustan poets, exploring how their different conditions of production, and the differences between their authorising authors, result in different notions of what an appendical text 'ought' to contain. So, for instance, Vergil's biography leaves ample room for 'juvenilia', while Ovid's does not; the Tibullan appendix explicitly engages with a wider poetic community. Moving beyond questions of forgery and deception, some chapters ask how we would be able to know the difference between texts of genuine and of disputed authorship, given that most of the stylistic features that distinguish authors are replicable. Other chapters make the case for re-evaluation of poems that have been neglected or disparaged, and still others make sense of individual works in their likely context of composition. The volume is the first to treat in conjunction the majority of the appendical works ascribed to Vergil, Ovid, and Tibullus, and to draw connections across corpora.


Authoring, reading, and exploring anAppendix: some introductory thoughts, T. E. Franklinos and Laurel Fulkerson
1: Scylla's lament in the Ciris and the Latin literary tradition, Antony Augoustakis
2: The mythical antecedents of the Ciris, Laurel Fulkerson
3: Author and audience in Catalepton, Joseph Farrell
4: Construing the author as a Catullan reader in the pure iambicCatalepton(6, 10, 12), T. E. Franklinos
5: Catalepton 9 and Valgius Rufus, Boris Kayachev
6: Echoing Virgil and Narcissus: structure and interpretation of the Culex, Andrew Laird
7: Volcanic wonder: a starry-eyed view of the Aetna, Gareth Williams
8: Teaching the death of elegy: the Lygdamus elegies ([Tib.] 3.1-6), Giuseppe La Bua
9: Tibullan impersonation and Callimachean influence in the Messalla panegyric ([Tib.] 3.7), Robert Maltby
10: The authorship of Tibullus 3.9: methods and criteria, Jacqueline Fabre-Serris
11: The authorship of Sulpicia, Ian Fielding
12: The Halieutica ascribed to Ovid: issues of authenticity, reception and supplementation, Stephen J. Harrison
13: Plumbing the Ovidian Halieutica, Katharina Volk
14: The Consolatio ad Liuiam and literary history, S. J. Heyworth
15: The Lovers and the Rebel: reading the double Heroides as an exilic text, Kresimir Vukovic
16: The Nux attributed to Ovid and its Renaissance readers: the case of Erasmus, Matthew McGowan


Tristan Franklinos studied at the Universities of St Andrews and Oxford, and has taught at the latter since completing his doctorate. He is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics, and a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Oxford. ; Laurel Fulkerson has written several books on Latin poetry and on the emotions in antiquity, including A Literary Commentary on the Elegies of the Appendix Tibulliana; No Regrets: Remorse in Classical Antiquity; and The Ovidian Heroine as Author: Reading, Writing, and Community in the Heroides. She currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Research at the Florida State University.