Title

Ovid's New Muse: Amores 1.1

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2014

Published In

Classical Quarterly

Abstract

Amores 1.1, as usually understood, ends in a way that seems a little flat: after an amusing account of how falling in love made him turn from epic to elegy, the poet concludes by ponderously invoking an elegiac muse. In this note I will argue that the ending is more entertaining, and more significant: the muse invoked in the last couplet, who is to inspire the poems to come, is none other than Corinna herself.

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