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A Companion to Ovid.

Author: Peter E Knox
Publisher: New York : Wiley, 2012.
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world.
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A Companion to Ovid is a comprehensive overview of one of the most influential poets of classical antiquity. Features more than 30 newly commissioned chapters by noted scholars writing in their areas of specializationIlluminates various aspects of Ovid's work, such as production, genre, and stylePresents interpretive essays on key poems and collections of poemsIncludes detailed discussions of Ovid's primary literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Knox, Peter E.
A Companion to Ovid.
New York : Wiley, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter E Knox
ISBN: 9781118556665 1118556666
OCLC Number: 829461652
Notes: Lost Works.
Description: 1 online resource (844 pages).
Contents: Cover; BLACKWELL COMPANIONS TO THE ANCIENT WORLD; Title page; Copyright page; Figures; Notes on Contributors; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Chronological Table of Important Events in Roman History and Literature during the Life of Ovid; PART I: Contexts; CHAPTER ONE: A Poet's Life; Introduction; In His Own Words; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER TWO: Poetry in Augustan Rome; Introduction; The Roman Political Revolution; Poetry from Revolution to Empire; Professing Poetry in Rome; Public and Private in Augustan Poetry; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER THREE: Rhetoric and Ovid's Poetry. Rhetoric: Its Conventional Usage and Its Wider ApplicationYoung Ovid in the Classroom; The Early Love Elegies; Speech in (Female) Character; Rhetoric in Epic Context: Metamorphoses XIII; Ovid's Most Difficult Audience: Addressing Augustus; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER FOUR: Ovid and Religion; Introduction; The Amatory Poems: Ovid as Priest; The Metamorphoses: Ovid's Anti-Theodicy; The Fasti: Ovid as Victim; The Exile Poetry: Ovid as Victim and Priest; Ovid's Religion; FURTHER READING; PART II: Texts; CHAPTER FIVE: The Amores: Ovid Making Love; Introduction. Components: Surprise, Sex, and ScherzandoCohesion: Erotic Story and (Meta)poetic Statement?; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER SIX: The Heroides: Female Elegy?; Introduction; The Collection; Myth and Character; Contemporary Approaches; The Heroides as Epistles; Conclusion; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER SEVEN: The Ars Amatoria; Preliminaries; The Ars and Roman Love Elegy; The Women of the Ars and the Lex Iulia; The Ars, Society, and Augustus; The Ars and Erotodidaxis; The Ars and Didactic Poetry; The Ars and the de Officiis; Coda; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER EIGHT: Remedia Amoris; Introduction. The Metapoetic FramePraecepta; Genre(s); FURTHER READING; CHAPTER NINE: Fasti: the Poet, the Prince, and the Plebs; Introduction; The Calendar; Ovid's Calendar; Reading the Fasti; Haec Mea Militia Est; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER TEN: The Metamorphoses: A Poet's Poem; Great Expectations; Prospectus; Materials; Making; A 'hero-free' Epic; 'The sweet witty soul of Ovid'; Why Read the Metamorphoses?; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Metamorphoses: Politics and Narrative; Introduction; The Idea of Augustus; Metamorphic Narrative; Imperial Portraiture; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER TWELVE: Tristia. IntroductionProblems of Interpretation; Stylistics and Intertextuality; Chronology; Contents; Themes and Topics; Humor; Poetics; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Ibis; Introduction; Identifying Ibis; Genre; Curses!; Myth and Erudition; Conclusion; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Epistulae ex Ponto; Introduction; Chronology; Structures and Themes: Pont. 1-3; Structure and Themes: Pont. 4; The Recipients; The Poetry of Mores and the Role of Augustus; Present Poetry and Future Poetry; Ovid's Character and the World of the Exile; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Lost and Spurious Works.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world.

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A Companion to Ovid is a comprehensive overview of one of the most influential poets of classical antiquity. Features more than 30 newly commissioned chapters by noted scholars writing in their areas of specializationIlluminates various aspects of Ovid's work, such as production, genre, and stylePresents interpretive essays on key poems and collections of poemsIncludes detailed discussions of Ovid's primary literary influences and his reception in English literatureProvides a chronology of key literary and historical events during Ovid's lifetime.

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