Etymologie und Erotik

Properz schreibt das elegische Rom

  • Ulrich Schmitzer Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Keywords: Propertius, Varro, elegy, Rome, aetiology


Propertius’ fourth book of elegies is generally read with respect to the antiquarian and aetiological learning presented there. But it is as well the continuation of the erotic themes that Propertius has developed in the first three books – book 4 is on both aetiology and love.