Catullus, Caesar and Roman Masculine Identity

@article{Greene2006CatullusCA,
  title={Catullus, Caesar and Roman Masculine Identity},
  author={Ellen Greene},
  journal={Antichthon},
  year={2006},
  volume={40},
  pages={49 - 64}
}
  • E. Greene
  • Published 2006
  • Art, History
  • Antichthon
One of the hallmarks of Latin love poetry is its seemingly oppositional stance toward traditional Roman values. As I and others have recently argued, however, critical approaches that merely focus on a search for oppositional ideology in Roman poetry are not only reductionist but also fail to do justice to the complex literary strategies at work in those texts. As Matthew Santirocco suggests, Augustan literature does not simply reflect a pre-existing ideology but rather participates… 
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