Shakespeare’s Suffering Venus
By JOHNROE (University of York)
Unlike continental versions of the Venus and Adonis story, which tend to…
…peare’s Venus and Adonis (New York: AMS Press, Inc., 2000), 171–96.
Adonis in a book of elegies and discourses with an Ovidian flavour (he…
…. (Paris: Bibliothèque de
la Pléiade, 1994), pp. 315–24.
Mortimer, p. 173.
The Faerie Queene, II, 12, 77–84.
The Poems, ed. JohnRoe (Updated edition…
…. and ed. Jon Solomon, (Cambridge:
Harvard UP, 2011), III, 22–23, 380–407.
Boccaccio made the Urania Venus the goddess of procreativity not…
…him it seems
only to be repeating Venus’s insensate possessiveness’ (Shakespeare and Elizabethan
Poetry (London, 1965), 63.
is that in such…
…famous Sicilian poet Theocritus, and translated into
English verse. Oxford, Joseph Barnes, 1588.
Shakespeare’s Venus incorporates the…
The Pseudo-Theocritus specifies the ‘thigh’ (l. 31).
Compare her later description of the Boar:
‘On his bow-back he hath a battle…
…. Shawcross, 2 vols. (London, 1954), II,
point of crisis. Although we tend to think of Venus and Lucrece as in many
respects the antithesis of…
O nemica crudel d’ogni mia pace.
(Death, you who ruin all my good, and render
All my fair thoughts vain and false…