Paul Allen Miller, PhD

Paul Allen Miller, PhD Paul Allen Miller is Carolina Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literatures at the University of South Carolina. Miller received a BA from Washington University at St. Louis and an MA and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Known for his use of innovative and interdisciplinary methodologies in interpreting Latin poetry, he is author of several books, including A Tibullus Reader: Seven Selected Elegies (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2013), Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness: The Birth of a Genre from Archaic Greece to Augustan Rome (Routledge, 1994), Latin Erotic Elegy: An Anthology and Reader (Routledge, 2002), Subjecting Verses: Latin Love Elegy and the Emergence of the Real (Princeton University Press, 2004), and Latin Verse Satire: An Anthology and Reader (Routledge, 2005). He has published numerous articles and has edited or coedited thirteen volumes of essays on literary theory, gender studies, and topics in classics.

Paul Allen Miller, PhD's Books

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  • A Tibullus Reader: Seven Selected Elegies

    Author: Paul Allen Miller
    Product Code: 7249
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-724-7

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    Albius Tibullus, considered along with Ovid and Propertius one of the canonical elegists of the Augustan period, was in antiquity deemed the most accomplished of the three. Quintilian sums it up nicely: “In my opinion Tibullus is a very elegant and concise author. There are those who prefer Propertius.” Modern critics, however, have not always been as favorable. The dreamlike quality of Tibullus’s text is sometimes cited as evidence that his poems are smooth or soft, and lacking formal integrity. Paul Allen Miller argues instead for seeing them as a complex tissue of related, interwoven, and sometimes contradictory themes. Miller’s commentary, informed by modern scholarship, accepts the challenge of elucidating the often complex logic of the selected poems.