Martial 2, 41 attributes its opening line to Ovid, but the verse is nowhere to be found in our Ovidian corpus. The question raised by this fact prompts a refinement of our vocabulary for describing intertextual relationships and models that has a range of applications beyond this single case. This self-proclaimed quotation is only the first and most obvious in a series of intertextual connections established with Ovid and others. A reading of the poem against earlier texts can heighten our awareness of its invective techniques.
|Title of host publication
|Ruurd R Nauta, Harm-Jan van Dam, Johannes J.L. Smolenaars
|Place of Publication
|Number of pages
|Published - Dec 2005