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Sextus propertius, praeceptor amoris: teaching love, loving poetry

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Propertius has been known to teach for as long as he has been read. Modern scholarship, however, has tended to privilege discussion of other aspects of his poetry, or to view him as an incidental contributor to a didactic trend among Roman love elegists that culminates in Ovid’s Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris. This thesis, therefore, turns the spotlight squarely onto Propertius, and provides a reading of his collection that centres around his role as a praeceptor.

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HUMS
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Classics Faculty
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ORCID:
0000-0001-8959-9205
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English and Latin
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2022-04-06

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