Published: Dec. 4, 2017

Elegizing the Roman Theater:
Ars Amatoria 1.89-134
Statue of "Rape of the Sabine Women" by Giambologna, 1583

Winner of the 2017 Mary E.V McClanahan Essay Graduate Prize, Samuel L. Kindick, will present his paper, "Elegizing the Roman Theater: Ars Amatoria 1.89-134", on Monday, December 4 at 5:00 PM in HUMN 250.

Although Ovid’s Ars Armatoria (2 BCE) has often been viewed as a mere handbook, it revolutionized the form and content of Roman elegiac poetry.  This paper explores how Ovid uses the Roman theater to bring epic and historiographic content into the world of elegy.

Samuel L. Kindick is a PhD candidate in the department of Classics at the University of Colorado Boulder.

This event is sponsored by Mary E.V. McClanahan and the CU Classics Department.  The event is free and open to the public.