to the vates as a payment for his song she herself comes.
The vates has become a merchant who offers his wares for a specific price.
Humor and incongruity distinguish the appearances of vates in two other programmatic poems that replay the themes of Amores 1.
triumphat Amor), the domina iniqua holds a powerful position in her line, and both me and vates receive emphasis in their lines.
15) Tragedy derides the erotic vates and his genre: saepe aliquis digito vatem designat euntem / atque ait "hic, hic est, quem ferus urit Amor" ("Often someone with a finger points out the vates as he passes, / and says, 'Here, here he is whom Love torments,'" 19-20).
The humor darkens in two other elegies that refine how Ovid's erotic vates fits his notion of the function of elegy.
With two exceptions, vates in Propertius' poetry refers to traditional seers and teachers.
Lyne 185 distinguishes between the poet as sacerdos and the poet as vates.
35-36, Ovid insists that erotic themes are appropriate to the war poetry of Macer (the addressee of this poem), whom Ovid calls a vates.
In another context, Ahern 44-48 demonstrates that Ovid plays with the idea of vates in the opening lines of the Ars Amatoria by combining "prophetic authority" and "empirical method.