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Ancient Greek Elegy  

Gregory Nagy

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article fully considers the tradition and function of ancient Greek elegy. It is shown that the elegy uses its own peculiar hexameters existing in a codependent relationship with the ... More

The Consolations of Philosophy: Later Medieval Elegy  

Jamie C. Fumo

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article highlights that ‘Elegy as a pure or self-articulated form did not exist in medieval England; when employed by modern critics with reference to poems such as Pearl or Book of ... More

Early Tudor Literary Criticism?  

Chris Stamatakis

This article considers whether the activity that we recognize as criticism existed in the literary culture of early Tudor England. Before the appearance of formal poetic defenses and ... More

Late Roman Elegy  

Michael J. Roberts

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article highlights that elegy in the late Roman period was highly adaptable to subject matter, its form serving a variety of purposes, from the martyrdom of St Hippolytus to Christian ... More

Not What it was: The World of Old English Elegy  

Andy Orchard

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article emphasizes the linkage of the theme of exile with elegy, and observes what ‘elegiac instinct’ was pervasive in Anglo-Saxon literature, ‘as befits a culture torn between ... More

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