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Author Wasdin, Katherine, author.

Title Eros at dusk : ancient wedding and love poetry / Katherine Wasdin
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 285 pages)
Contents Catullan women on the threshold -- Allusive superstars -- Cultivating romance -- Wild horses and beasts of burden -- Modeling perfection -- Divine reciprocity -- Persuasive violence
Summary Eros at Dusk analyses the relationship between wedding poetry and love poetry in the ancient world. These two genres share and borrow themes to seduce brides as if they were beloveds and to praise mistresses as if they were brides, demonstrating deep-seated ancient notions about legitimate and illegitimate sexual relationships
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 14, 2019)
Subject Epithalamia -- History and criticism
Love poetry, Greek -- History and criticism
Love poetry, Latin -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & Classical.
Love poetry, Greek
Love poetry, Latin
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018016505
ISBN 9780190869120