Cynthia prima fuit, Cynthia finis erit

April 2010
Helios;Spring2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p111
Academic Journal
The article examines the depiction of time and narrative in book 4 of elegist Propertius. The elegy is described as lacking in consistent chronology and has fragmented subjects and themes. The story of the past and present of Rome from the viewpoint of Propertius is said to be characterized by its narrative and temporal aporia in the book. The assimilation of the hypothetical narrative experience in the phase of Mimesis 2 into a real experience for the reader is involved in Mimesis 3 of the elegy.


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